terminal hair


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terminal hair

[′tər·mən·əl ¦her]
(anatomy)
One of three types of hair in man based on hair size, time of appearance, and structural variations; the larger, coarser hair in the adult that replaces the vellus hair.
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On physical examination, multiple terminal hair were observed on the anterior aspect of the neck just above the laryngeal prominence (Figure 2, 3).
Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA) in males is progressive patterned hair loss in which there occurs androgen mediated conversion of susceptible terminal hairs into vellus hairs in genetically predisposed individuals.
Ascocarp morphology and terminal hair ornamentation in thermophilic Chaetomium species.
The specialty of these hair subtypes is that follicles continuously produce thick and pigmented terminal hair unaffected by androgens.
On the alopecic area there were mostly vellus hairs and a small number of terminal hairs. Between the triangular patch and left frontal area, there was a hair fringe.
Grade 3- Regrowth of terminal hair with patches of alopecia.
The primary goal was to demonstrate the percent increase in terminal hair counts from baseline at the end of 16 weeks of treatment.
This topical agent (cream) acts to slow terminal hair growth resulting in a mild improvement in the presence of unwanted facial hair.
Coudability sign represents terminal hair, which kinks towards the proximal end when pushed perpendicularly to the skin.
"The thermal relaxation time of a terminal hair follicle is roughly 100 milliseconds.
INTRODUCTION: Giant congenital melanocytic nevi, also known as 'garment nevi' or 'bathing trunk nevi','[1] are large macular lesions with diameters over 20 cm that are present since birth and develop coarse terminal hair over a period of years.