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male pattern baldness

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a pattern of hair loss in males, dependent on the presence of the androgenic hormone testoterone, in which the scalp hair eventually covers only the back of the head and temples.

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Also called an·dro·ge·net·ic alope·cia [an-druh-juh-net-ik] /ˌæn drə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ .
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male pattern baldness

n.

A progressive, diffuse loss of scalp hair in men that begins in the twenties or early thirties, depends on the presence of the androgenic hormone testosterone, and is caused by a combination of genetic and hormonal factors.alopecia hereditaria androgenetic alopecia male pattern alopecia patterned alopecia
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