male pattern baldness


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male pattern baldness

n.
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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Hair follicles at the back and sides of the head don't have DHT receptors, which is why sufferers of so-called male pattern baldness tend to be left with the classic 'horseshoe' of hair.
Most common in men, male pattern baldness also affects some women and is usually more noticeable after a woman has been through the menopause.
What we've found is promising, though we haven't yet shown it is effective for male pattern baldness," said Dr.
Cell therapy company Cytori Therapeutics (NasdaqGM:CYTX) announced on Tuesday that Kerastem Technologies has received conditional approval from the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to conduct a clinical trial studying the safety and feasibility of its technology for the treatment of female and early male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia).
In the meantime, men with male pattern baldness may need to be followed more closely for prostate cancer, a Cleveland Clinic expert says.
Emin Tuncay Ustuner, a plastic surgeon in Ankara, Turkey said that the "force of downward pull caused by the gravity on the scalp skin" is the key contributor to the events leading to progressive hair loss in male pattern baldness.
The researchers from University of Tokyo trawled the Medline and the Cochrane Library databases for research published on male pattern baldness and coronary heart disease, and came up with 850 possible studies, published between 1950 and 2012.
The most common cause is hereditary male pattern baldness, caused by oversensitivity of hair follicles to the male hormone testosterone.
Finasteride is indicated for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and male pattern baldness.
Raymond Lanzafame said, "Research on the use of low level light therapy to treat male pattern baldness is ongoing.
Men with male pattern baldness have higher levels of a molecule called prostaglandin D2 in the bald parts of their scalps than in parts still covered in hair, a new study shows.
Though male pattern baldness is treatable, because it is genetically predetermined, it cannot be prevented.