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 In cases of male-pattern baldness, there's a complete loss of the hair follicle, meaning hair can never grow back in that spot naturally. Emilia Benton, Health.com, 27 Sep. 2021 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, 9 June 2020 Unlike male-pattern baldness, female hair loss means a reduction in hair volume, making transplantation extremely difficult. Ning Chao, Marie Claire, 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, 9 May 2018 Last month, the president's physician revealed that Trump takes a drug to combat male-pattern baldness. Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY, 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, 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, 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, 13 Jan. 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. 2021.

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male-pattern baldness

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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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