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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.
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(Medicine) loss of hair, esp on the head; baldness
[C14: from Latin, from Greek alōpekia, originally: mange in foxes, from alōpēx fox]
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(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.
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1. a loss of hair, feathers, or wool.
2. baldness. — alopecic, adj.
See also: Hair
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Patchy loss of hair that can be hereditary or caused by disease or stress.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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[ˌæləʊˈpiːʃə] Nalopecia f
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n. alopecia, pérdida del cabello.
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n alopecia
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The patient with alopecia totalis was administered OMP, the patient with alopecia universalis received OMP with PUVA, while all others were treated with intralesional injections of triamcinolone acetonide (5 mg/ml) or topical therapy.
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. This Phase I cross-over trial was conducted in 12 healthy volunteers to assess the safety, bioavailability, and pharmacodynamics of ATT50001.
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.
Alison has alopecia universalis, an auto-immune condition which causes total body hair loss, and, wanting to do something nice for her mum, Isla decided to contribute to Alison's latest hairpiece with 10 inches of her own auburn locks.
He has Alopecia universalis and started to lose his hair when he was six years old.
Even more rarely, it can cause all body hair to fall out -- known as alopecia universalis. It is not known why this occurs in some people and not in others.
I had partial bald spots on my head because of Alopecia Areata, total hair loss on the scalp - Alopecia Totalis-and loss of body hair - Alopecia Universalis. But thanks to Novuhair, I am now able to face this illness.
Washington, June 20 ( ANI ): Doctors at Yale University have found a successful targeted treatment for the rare and highly visible disease called alopecia universalis, which results in loss of all body hair.
It's believed alopecia is an autoimmune response, whereby the body's immune system mistakes hair follicles as a threat and attacks them, resulting in round, patchy baldness (alopecia areata), or even the complete loss of all body hair (alopecia universalis).
Statistically significant difference was found between the copper content of serum in AA and alopecia universalis patients and also between the copper content of serum in AA plus alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis patients [3].