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 (ăl′ə-pē′shə, -shē-ə)
Complete or partial loss of hair from the head or other parts of the body.

[Latin alōpecia, fox-mange, from Greek alōpekiā, from alōpēx, alōpek-, fox; see wl̥p-ē- in Indo-European roots.]

al′o·pe′cic (-pē′sĭk) adj.


(Medicine) loss of hair, esp on the head; baldness
[C14: from Latin, from Greek alōpekia, originally: mange in foxes, from alōpēx fox]


(ˌæl əˈpi ʃi ə, -si ə)

loss of hair; baldness.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek alōpekía mange in foxes =alōpek-, s. of alṓpēx fox + -ia -ia]
al`o•pe′cic (-ˈpi sɪk) adj.


1. a loss of hair, feathers, or wool.
2. baldness. — alopecic, adj.
See also: Hair


Patchy loss of hair that can be hereditary or caused by disease or stress.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alopecia - loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathersalopecia - loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments (chemotherapy for cancer)
baldness, phalacrosis - the condition of having no hair on the top of the head
alopecia areata - patchy baldness


[ˌæləʊˈpiːʃə] Nalopecia f


n. alopecia, pérdida del cabello.


n alopecia
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Columbia researchers are also conducting an uncontrolled, open-label pilot trial of the JAK inhibitor tofacitinib (Xeljanz) in 12 patients, of whom 7 have moderate to severe patchy AA and 5 have alopecia totalis or universalis.
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Aclaris is developing ATT50001 as a treatment for patients with alopecia areata (AA), including the more severe forms of AA that result in total scalp hair loss, known as alopecia totalis, and total hair loss on the scalp and body, known as alopecia universalis.
The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved the 30-day review period for US-based Aclaris Therapeutics' investigational new drug application for ATI-50001, an orally administered investigational Janus Kinase inhibitor, intended for the potential treatment of alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis, it was reported on Thursdau.
PRP can be very useful adjuvant therapy along with standard therapies in alopecia totalis and univarsalis.
14] Some of the severe forms of AA like extensive AA, alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis are very difficult to treat.
Gail, 44, developed alopecia totalis in 2005, and lost her hair.
Rarely, alopecia areata can progress to what is known as alopecia totalis -- where all the hair on the scalp, and sometimes also the eyebrows and eyelashes -- is lost.
Lucinda Ellery also offers a variety of restoration solutions for other forms of hair loss such as alopecia areata, post-therapy hair loss, frontal fibrosing alopecia, and alopecia totalis.
Alopecia areata was present in 90 (90%) patients, alopecia totalis in 5 (5%), and alopecia universalis in 5 (5%) patients.
Some people with alopecia areata go on to develop a more severe form of hair loss, such as alopecia totalis (no scalp hair) Smiling through .