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Definition of the noun alopecia

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noun - plural: alopecias

  1. loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments (chemotherapy for cancer)
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: baldness / phalacrosis = the condition of having no hair on the top of the head
    • more specific term: alopecia areata = patchy baldness

Alternative definition of the noun alopecia


  1. See Baldness.
  2. [pathology] Deficiency of the hair, may be caused by failure to grow or loss after growth.
  3. [medicine] Loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers, which either happens naturally or is caused by disease.


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Google previewSaunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice: Small Animal Dermatology (2008)

by Anita Patel, Peter J. Forsythe

Colour dilution alopecia is a form of hair follicle dysplasia. Dysplastic hair follicle diseases are characterized by abnormal growth and development of the hair follicle or associated glands. Hair follicle dysplasia may result in distortion, abnormal ...

Google previewSmall Animal Dermatology (2008)

by Anita Patel, Peter Forsythe

Colour dilution alopecia is a form of hair follicle dysplasia. Dysplastic hair follicle diseases are characterized by abnormal growth and development of the hair follicle or associated glands. Hair follicle dysplasia may result in distortion, abnormal ...

Google previewDiseases of the Skin (1893)

A Manual for Students and Practitioners by Charles Cook Ransom

Define alopecia. Alopecia is an absence of hair, either partial or complete, congenital or acquired.

Premature alopecia is that form of acquired baldness which is common in persons who have not attained advanced years. It may come on at ...

Google previewMale Alopecia (2014)

Guide to Successful Management by Ralph M. Trüeb, Won-Soo Lee

Alopecia. Androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss that occurs after puberty in both sexes. Patients typically present with progressive thinning and shortening of hair ...

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology For Dummies (2017)

by Erin Odya, Maggie A. Norris

Alopecia is the medical term for abnormal hair loss — that is, over and above the normal rate of hair loss...

Androgeic alopecia is an inherited condition that affects about 25 percent of men before the age of 30 and two-thirds of all ...

Google previewEuropean Handbook of Dermatological Treatments (2003)

by Andreas D. Katsambas, Torello M. Lotti

Seborrhoeic alopecia is a former name coined by Sabouraud to insist on the oily aspect of the scalp and hair which is so common in these patients. Definition and epidemiology Androgenic alopecia is at least in part hereditary. It depends on ...

Google previewFerrets, Rabbits and Rodents (2011)

Clinical Medicine and Surgery by Katherine Quesenberry, James W. Carpenter

Progressive alopecia is the most common historic finding. Hair loss typically begins in the late winter or early spring and may continue until the ferret is partially or completely bald. Occasionally the hair coat may regrow fully during the fall.

Google previewThe Medical News (1884)

Alopecia is a terni used to express more or less complete, partial or universal baldness, irrespective of cause. The varieties are as follows : In congenital alopecia it may be partial or entire, usually the former. In one case, reported by Schede, ...

Google previewA System of Practical Medicine (1886)

by William Pepper

Idiopathic premature alopecia is the term applied to the baldness which begins to manifest itself about the age of twenty-five or thirty. The hairs may fall out rapidly or the loss may take place slowly. In these cases the normal hairs are usually ...

Google previewABC of Dermatology (2014)

by Rachael Morris-Jones

Frontal fibrosing alopecia is an increasingly prevalent variant, which affects predominantly postmenopausal women. There is...

Traction alopecia is a non- inflammatory scarring alopecia usually presenting with frontal or temporal hair loss.

Google previewSkin Diseases of the Dog and Cat (2008)

Clinical and Histopathologic Diagnosis by Thelma Lee Gross, Peter J. Ihrke, Emily J. Walder, Verena K. Affolter

Feline psychogenic alopecia is a relatively uncommon skin disease characterized by self-traumatic hair removal that is not associated with identifiable underlying causes. It is thought to be an obsessive/compulsive disorder or ...

Google previewPediatric Dermatology E-Book (2013)

by Bernard A. Cohen

Scarring alopecia is a frequent complication of aplasia cutis congenita and incontinentia pigmenti, in which localized vasospasm, thrombosis, or vasculitis results in necrosis and ulceration of the skin. Aplasia cutis may present on the scalp ...

Google previewCancer Nursing (2016)

by Connie Henke Yarbro, Debra Wujcik, Barbara Holmes Gobel

Alopecia is the most noticeable cutaneous side effect of chemotherapy and often one of the most distressing.

Google previewA Practical treatise on diseases of the skin (1897)

by James Nevins Hyde

Alopecia is a physiological or pathological, symmetrical or asymmetrical, partial or complete deficiency of hair. This condition may be due to arrested pilary development at birth, or to any cause interfering with the regular physiological process ...

Google previewBody Language for Business (2012)

Trips, Tricks, and Skills for Creating Great First Impressions, Controlling Anxiety, Exuding Confidence, and Ensuring Successful Interviews, Meetings, and Relationships by Max A. Eggert

Androgenic alopecia is the fancy name for this and consequently it is difficult for older men ( and some women) to have long hair. In the USA 25 per cent of men begin to go bald ...

Google previewEquine Dermatology (2010)

by Danny W. Scott, William H. Miller Jr.

ALOPECIA. Linear alopecia is a rare linear dermatosis of the horse.6,9, 19. Cause. and. Pathogenesis. The cause and pathogenesis are unknown. Although the disorder has been seen in many breeds, the frequent occurrence in ...

Google previewPhysical Examination and Health Assessment (2016)

Medicine, Internal medicine by CTI Reviews

Traumatic alopecia is a cutaneous condition that results from the forceful pulling out of the scalp hair. A tremor is an involuntary, somewhat rhythmic, muscle contraction and relaxation involving toandfro movements (oscillations or twitching ) of ...

Google previewYear Book of Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery 2012 (2012)

by James Q. Del Rosso

Cicatricial alopecia refers to destruction of the hair follicle and replacement of the follicular epithelium with connective tissue, which may lead to permanent hair loss. Differential diagnosis includes DLE, lichen planopilaris, acne keloidalis, ...

Google previewLookingbill and Marks' Principles of Dermatology (2013)

by James G. Marks Jr., Jeffrey J. Miller

Tinea capitis – lymphadenopathy in conjunction with patches of alopecia is a typical sign. FIGURE 20.13 Tinea capitis. Epidermis – hyperkeratosis, broken hair; spores and hyphae in stratum corneum and hair shaft. Dermis ...

Google previewMilady Standard Natural Hair Care & Braiding (2013)

by Diane Carol Bailey, Diane Da Costa

Alopecia is the general term for a variety of problems, such as abnormal hair loss, balding, or reduced hair density (Figure 6–8). It is an autoimmune disorder that mistakenly attacks the hair follicle during the anagen ortelogen growth phase.

Google previewClinical Veterinary Advisor (2010)

Dogs and Cats by Etienne Cote

DEFINITION Canine pattern alopecia is a relatively common, likely heritable, noninflammatory alopecic disorder of specific breeds. It encompasses several distinct syndromes. SYNONYMS CPA, canine pattern baldness EPIDEMIOLOGY ...

Google previewUSMLE Platinum Notes Step 2 CK (2016)

by Ashfaq UI Hassan

Alopecia is a side effect of the following drugs: – Warfarin – Heparin – Propylthiouracil – Carbimazole – Vitamin A, isotretinoin, acetretin – Lithium – Beta blockers – Colchicine and amphetamines • Less commonly, nonscarring alopecia is ...

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