androgenetic alopecia

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androgenetic alopecia

[‚an·drə·jə¦ned·ik ‚al·ə′pē·shə]
(medicine)
The most common cause of hair loss, characterized by gradual progression, with miniaturization of genetically programmed hair follicles.
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One was the androgen receptor gene and has already been linked to male-pattern baldness.
That announcement came on the heels of the Food and Drug Administration's approval in January of the first pill to fight male-pattern baldness.
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QI'M a 24--year-old male and have male-pattern baldness.
An example of a familial characteristic is male-pattern baldness.
Male-pattern baldness, which affects around one in 10 women before the menopause, and many more afterwards.