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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After adjusting for age and other cardiovascular risk factors, male-pattern baldness was associated with a 5.
Other, yet-unidentified genes are likely involved in male-pattern baldness, possibly including ones handed down by fathers.
Male-pattern baldness is usually inherited and it also affects women.
One was the androgen receptor gene and has already been linked to male-pattern baldness.
Thankfully, I'm now recovering from my recent dice with Ebola but my leprosy, rickets and male-pattern baldness remain hurdles to be climbed - just as soon as a doctor assures me partaking of hurdles won't put me in traction until the end of time.
Hair loss is most commonly associated with male-pattern baldness, but women can have alopecia, too, and it may have significant impact on their quality of life.
It's likely you have androgentic alopecia -better known as male-pattern baldness -where the hair is lost at the temples and the crown.
But even in 1971, Thompson had reached advanced stages of male-pattern baldness.