male-pattern baldness


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But Mercury Pictures faces problems even more severe than male-pattern baldness. Ron Charles, Washington Post, 26 July 2022 For those facing male-pattern baldness, the pandemic both accelerated and accentuated the progression, some dermatologists say. Callum Borchers, WSJ, 31 Mar. 2022 Studies on which nonsurgical treatments work best for male-pattern baldness have been limited, leaving men at a loss as to the most effective solution. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 2 Feb. 2022 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,, 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,, 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of male-pattern baldness was in 1953

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“Male-pattern baldness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

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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