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alopecia

alopecia is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(al″ŏ-pē′sh(ē-)ă )

[Gr. alōpekia, fox mange]
Absence or loss of hair, esp. of the head.

ETIOLOGY
Alopecia may result from serious illness, drugs, endocrine disorders, dermatitis, hereditary factors, radiation, or physiological changes during aging.

TREATMENT
Treatments include drugs, such as minoxidil or finasteride; surgeries, such as hair transplantation; or prostheses (wigs).

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Citation

Venes, Donald, editor. "Alopecia." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733367/all/alopecia.
Alopecia. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733367/all/alopecia. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Alopecia. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733367/all/alopecia
Alopecia [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733367/all/alopecia.
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