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1. Loss or absence of hair on the scalp.
2. Baldness, see there See Hair replacement, Hot comb alopecia, Moth-eaten alopecia..
- Male pattern
- On the front and top–blame mother
- Alopecia areata–blame mother, angry lover
- Related to RT–blame radiation oncologist
- Alopecia capitis totalis–blame mother
- Due to chemotherapy—cyclophosphamide, cytosine arabinoside, doxorubicin–blame oncologist
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permanent(pĕr′mă-nĕnt) [″ + manere, to remain]
Enduring; without change.
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