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cat·a·gen

 (kăt′ə-jən)
n.
The transitional phase in the hair growth cycle, during which growth stops. It comes between anagen and telogen and is generally the shortest phase.
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March, June, September, and December represent telogen, early anagen, cashmere fast-growing period, and catagen, respectively.
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The hair growth cycle (anagen, catagen and telogen phases) and how to optimize it, was the topic of the meeting's final presentation, which was delivered by Thomas Mammone of Estee Lauder.
The next step is a short transition or resting stage called catagen that lasts around two to three weeks.
On histology, a high frequency of telogen hairs and a high frequency of noninflamed catagen hairs are typical of trichotillomania.
On histology, a high frequency of telogen hairs and a high frequency of non-inflamed catagen hairs are typical of trichotillomania.