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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Simultaneously, scalp hair and eyelashes are progressively lost and finally resulting in baldness with prominent scalp veins.
"Because scalp hair can capture information about how cortisol levels have changed over time, hair analysis gives us a better tool for evaluating that risk."
Some people with alopecia areata go on to develop a more severe form of hair loss such as alopecia totalis (no scalp hair) or alopecia universalis (no hair on the scalp and body).
The hair phenotype is unique, characterized by congenital woolly, curly, rough, and light coloured scalp hair and sparse eyebrows [1].
Female pattern hair loss is a common condition that refers to the decrease in central scalp hair density that occurs in females postpuberty.
Human anagen scalp hair bulbs were examined by light microscopy to investigate the anatomical effects of mechanical plucking [9].
Since then she had struggled with hirsutism, scalp hair loss, acne and fluctuating weight.
Co, Cd, Cr, Ni, Mn, Cu and Zn in nails, scalp hair and plasma of DM patients of Sargodha zone were quantified by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS).
Sellers can list items containing human scalp hair, and skulls and skeletons intended for medical use," the eBay policy reads.
The patient did not have proper growth of scalp hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, since her early childhood.
After 1 month of treatment she shows scalp hair loss.
"A thinning of scalp hair along with a growth of excessive facial hair occurs in about half of all women by age 50, although it may begin anytime after puberty.