male-pattern baldness

noun

Definition of male-pattern baldness

: typical hereditary baldness in the male characterized by loss of hair on the crown and temples

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Recent Examples on the Web Two small studies from Spain have also found a correlation between COVID-19 hospitalizations and male-pattern baldness, linked to the powerful androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT). TheWeek, "Men are hospitalized with COVID-19 much more than women, and male hormones may explain why," 9 June 2020 Unlike male-pattern baldness, female hair loss means a reduction in hair volume, making transplantation extremely difficult. Ning Chao, Marie Claire, "How to Deal With Thinning Hair," 1 May 2020 Even better, what if the findings prove more effective than the scant two drugs on the market for male-pattern baldness (aka androgenetic alopecia) and were less painful than hair transplant surgery? Erika Stalder, refinery29.com, "Scientists Just Made A Major Breakthrough For Curing Hair Loss," 9 May 2018 Last month, the president's physician revealed that Trump takes a drug to combat male-pattern baldness. Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY, "President Trump: 'I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks'," 23 Feb. 2018 In addition to the cholesterol medicine, Mr. Trump takes small doses of aspirin for heart health and a small dose of Propecia, a medicine to treat male-pattern baldness. Michael D. Shear And Lawrence K. Altman, M.d., New York Times, "Doctor Declares Trump’s Health Excellent, With Perfect Score on Cognitive Test," 16 Jan. 2018 Trump takes Crestor for his cholesterol, a low-dose aspirin for heart attack prevention, Propecia to treat male-pattern baldness and antibiotics for rosacea. Time, "President Trump Gets 'Excellent Health' Report From White House Doctor," 13 Jan. 2018 Trump takes Crestor for his cholesterol, a low-dose aspirin for heart attack prevention, Propecia to treat male-pattern baldness and antibiotics for rosacea. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Republicans in immigrant-rich Florida scramble in wake of Trump's vulgar remark," 13 Jan. 2018 From a new regenerative drug to a hair-transplanting robot: a trip on the frontiers of dealing with male-pattern baldness. Amos Barshad, The New Yorker, "Cartoons from the July 8 & 15, 2019, Issue," 7 June 2018

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Male-pattern baldness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/male-pattern%20baldness. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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male-pattern baldness

noun

Medical Definition of male-pattern baldness

: typical hereditary baldness in the male characterized by loss of hair on the crown and temples : androgenetic alopecia in men

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