male pattern baldness

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male pattern baldness

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Progressive loss of scalp hair in men that usually begins in early adulthood and characteristically leads to loss of hair on the crown and above the temples; androgenetic alopecia. Also called male pattern hair loss.
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Noun1.male pattern baldness - loss of hair on the crown of the headmale pattern baldness - loss of hair on the crown of the head
baldness, phalacrosis - the condition of having no hair on the top of the head
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Biopharmaceutical company KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals (NasdaqGS:KYTH) disclosed on Tuesday that it has submitted an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for KYTH-105 (setipiprant) for treatment of androgenetic alopecia (AGA), or male pattern hair loss.
Merck promoted the use of Propecia for treatment of male pattern hair loss as safe for its intended use even though Merck knew or should have known about these dangerous side effects and failed to warn users, according to the complaint.
Men start being affected by male pattern hair loss in their late teens, after their body starts producing testosterone," explained trichologist Iain Sallis.
At the same time, a bald spot might start appearing on the crown and the final stage of Male Pattern Hair Loss is when hair disappears completely from the crown and front of a man's head - leaving a bald horseshoe shape which can cause a lot of distress.
Male pattern hair loss affects a large portion of the male population according to The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.