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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(1) Finasteride is used as an oral drug for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia at the 5 mg/day dose and is also used for the treatment of androgenic alopecia, or male pattern hair loss, at a dosage of 1 mg orally.
Male pattern hair loss (MPHL), or androgenic alopecia, is the most prevalent type of hair loss in men.
Another issue is when to prescribe finasteride for transgender men on testosterone who experience male pattern hair loss. He advised avoiding finasteride until body hair and other desired secondary sex characteristics are fully developed, which could be up to 2 years, Dr.
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.