scalp hair


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hairs of head

[TA]
a hair of the scalp.
Synonym(s): scalp hair

scalp hair

Hair that grows from the hair follicles of the scalp, the growth of which occurs at an average rate of 1 cm/month. Each hair grows for 4 to 7 years, rests, and then finally falls out; a new hair then begins growing in its place. At any one time, about 85% of the hair is growing and 15% is resting.

scalp hair

(skalp hār)
A hair of the head.
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Dermatological examination revealed prominent scalp veins with thin and sparse scalp hair (Fig 1 and 3).
The developed method was applied to the determination of As in scalp hair samples of male and female subjects of two villages of Hyderabad, Pakistan.
Human scalp hair follicles were isolated and cultured in vitro, as described previously (Philpott et al.
The condition usually starts with one or more small, round bald patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universal-is).
Red-haired people have the least scalp hair, about 80,000 strands.
An attempt at determining probabilities in human scalp hair comparison, Journal of Forensic Sciences (1974) 19:599-606.
The head louse or, to give it its grand name, Pediculus capitis, is a parasite that lives on human blood and is found in scalp hair.
Shapiro and his colleagues tested anthralin on eight adult patients with at least 50% scalp hair loss lasting at least 1 year.