androgenetic alopecia

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an·dro·ge·net·ic alopecia

 (ăn′drō-jə-nĕt′ĭk)
n.
Progressive loss of scalp hair associated with increased sensitivity of hair follicles to androgens, thought to be caused by both genetic and environmental factors. It is more common and more severe in men (where it is referred to as "male pattern baldness" or "male pattern hair loss") than in women ("female pattern baldness" or "female pattern hair loss").
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I would like to try Propecia, the new prescription treatment for male pattern baldness. I understand that this drug has some antiandrogenic effects, at least on hair follicles and the prostate gland.
Age-defying skin preparations, BOTOX for cosmetic anti-aging procedures and the hair growth stimulant finasteride for male pattern baldness will generate the most rapid sales gains among finished products.
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Bush has argued that invading Iraq will solve just about every problem in the Middle East except male pattern baldness. The central argument that Bush made--that installing democracy (as if it were a spare part) in Iraq will bring peace to the Middle East--doesn't stand up.
We were a nasty breed and had no problem blaming Bill and Hillary Clinton for everything from the exploding federal deficit to male pattern baldness. I suspected then, as I do now, that Hillary Clinton herself had something to do with "Love, American Style" and "Joanie Loves Chachi." And why not blame her?
Male pattern baldness: This can affect women as well as men.
* Don Rickles' Challenge--one person cut their hair to mimic the style of someone suffering from severe male pattern baldness
"For ladies, it may block some of the female hormones, so they may experience symptoms such as male pattern baldness."
Those at the back and sides of the head are often immune, giving rise to the 'monk's crown' characteristic of male pattern baldness.
A THERE are two main drugs used to treat male pattern baldness. The first is Minoxidil (Rogaine) - a solution applied directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles.
Preliminary results of laboratory analyses for products from these companies intercepted on their way to the United States have identified counterfeit versions of the following prescription drugs: the cholesterol-lowering agents Lipitor (atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), and Zetia (ezetimibe); the antihypertensives Diovan (valsartan) and Hyzaar (losartan-hydrochlorothiazide); Actonel (risedronate), a bisphosphonate for osteoporosis; Nexium (esomeprazole) for gastroesophageal reflux disease; Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis-related pain; Arimidex (anastrozole) for breast cancer; and Propecia (finasteride), for male pattern baldness.
It's nice to get out into the real world every once in a while, even if only to remind yourself that male pattern baldness is more common than you might have thought and you'd have made a very bad vicar.