male pattern baldness


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baldness

 [bawld´nes]
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.

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.

male pattern baldness

n.
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.
A popular term for androgenetic alopecia—thinning of hair induced by androgens—in genetically susceptible men and women, between age 12 to 40, which occurs in ± 50% of the general population. Male-pattern baldness is typical of ageing men
Racial differences White:Black, 4:1; White:Asian, 3:1
Management Finasteride, minoxidil

male pattern baldness

Androgenetic 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.

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.

Patient discussion about male pattern baldness

Q. Do you know if Propecia can truly stop hair loss and even grow back hair. do you have any statistics about it? do you know if there are any side effects to this medication?

A. it does work but there is some side affects, as in E.D. while you are on the med.

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The evolutionary significance and social perception of male pattern baldness and facial hair.
Those at the back and sides of the head are often immune, giving rise to the 'monk's crown' characteristic of male pattern baldness.
Developed by Merck & Company, PROPECIA is clinically proven to prevent hair loss and promote hair regrowth in over 80 percent of male pattern baldness cases.
'Instead of spending billions each year trying to reverse or cure their hair loss, the counterintuitive prescription of this research to men experiencing male pattern baldness is to shave their heads.'
Cell therapy company Cytori Therapeutics (NasdaqGM:CYTX) announced on Tuesday that Kerastem Technologies has received conditional approval from the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to conduct a clinical trial studying the safety and feasibility of its technology for the treatment of female and early male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia).
Washington, Apr 4 ( ANI ): Male pattern baldness is linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease, but only if it's on the top/crown of the head, a new study has revealed.
Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, affects around half of all men in their lifetime.
Known for his blond hair, sharp suits and good looks, the 51-year-old would be almost unrecognisable to the untrained eye these days, having fallen victim to male pattern baldness and a touch of middle age spread.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA} has approved two treatments for male pattern baldness: minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia).
The demon wicket-taker may be among Britain's 50 most eligible bachelors according to Asian Woman and Bride magazine, but he also has male pattern baldness running in his family.
Preliminary results of laboratory analyses for products from these companies intercepted on their way to the United States have identified counterfeit versions of the fbllowing prescription drugs: the cholesterol-lowering agents Lipitor (atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), and Zetia (ezetimibe); the antihypertensives Diovan (valsartan) and Hyzaar (losartan-hydrochlorothiazide); Actonel (risedronate), a bisphosphonate for osteoporosis; Nexium (esomeprazole) for gastroesophageal reflux disease; Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis-related pain; Arimidex (anastrozole) for breast cancer; and Propecia (finasteride), for male pattern baldness.