traction alopecia

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Related to traumatic alopecia: alopecia areata, postpartum alopecia

trac·tion al·o·pe·ci·a

circumscribed or diffuse loss of hair resulting from repetitive traction on the hair by pulling or twisting; also occurs after excessive application of hair "softeners" such as permanent wave solutions or hot combs. Alopecia marginalis is a form of traction alopecia.
Synonym(s): traumatic alopecia

trac·tion al·o·pe·ci·a

(trakshŭn alō-pēshē-ă)
Circumscribed or diffuse loss of hair due to repetitive traction on the hair by pulling or twisting; also occurs after excessive application of hair "softeners" such as permanent wave solutions or hot combs.