male pattern baldness
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total or partial loss or absence of hair, especially absence of the hair from the scalp; called also alopecia.
common baldness androgenetic alopecia; in men called common male baldness and in women called common female baldness.
male pattern baldness see androgenetic alopecia.
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male pat·tern al·o·pe·ci·a[MIM*109200]
the most common form of androgenic alopecia, seen in men as receding frontal and bilateral triangular temple hairlines, and a balding patch on the vertex, which may progress to complete alopecia; inheritance is autosomal dominant in males, recessive in females.
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male pattern baldness
Progressive loss of scalp hair in men that usually begins in early adulthood and characteristically leads to loss of hair on the crown and above the temples; androgenetic alopecia. Also called male pattern hair loss.
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Racial differences White:Black, 4:1; White:Asian, 3:1
Management Finasteride, minoxidil
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male pattern baldnessAndrogenetic alopecia, androgenic hair loss, male-pattern hair loss Dermatology A popular term for androgenetic alopecia; MPB is typical of aging ♂; hair that once proudly waved o'er the crown, creeps south, eastward and westward, ne'er more to be seen Racial differences White:black, 4:1; white:Asian, 3:1. See Hair replacement.
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male pat·tern al·o·pe·ci·a, male pattern baldness (māl pat'ĕrn al'ō-pē'shē-ă, bawld-nĕs)
The most common form of androgenic alopecia, seen in men as receding frontal and bilateral triangular temple hair lines, and a balding patch on the vertex, which may progress to complete alopecia.
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Patient discussion about male pattern baldness
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