baldness. Also called alopecia, phalacrosis. —acomous,adj.alopecistMedicine. medical specialist who treats baldness.
atrichiaMedicine. congenital or acquired baldness. Also atrichosis.
baldness, especially at the top or back of the head. —calvous,adj.peladophobia
a dread of baldness.
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Men have a slight increased propensity towards baldness.
The classic baldness pattern begins with a receding hairline forming a characteristic "M" shape with a peak reaching down the forehead, combined with a thinning crown or bald spot at the top and back of the head.
There's a pretty good cross-section of the population eager to chop off their long locks in order to help those with cancer have one less uncomfortable thing to deal with (baldness).
In the unfortunate event of hair loss resulting from andronic alopecia, also known as female pattern baldness, the hair loss occurs for the very same reason men lose their hair.
The specialists at the Hair Club also consider the client's pattern of baldness, age and overall expected outcome when designing a custom plan for hair-loss treatment.