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Definition of the noun alopecia areata

What does alopecia areata mean as a name of something?


  1. patchy baldness
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: alopecia = loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers

Alternative definition of the noun alopecia areata


  1. [medicine] A form of alopecia in which hair is lost from various areas of the body

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Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1915)

by Casey Albert Wood

Eyelids, Alopecia areata of the. This condition of baldness in spots occurs sometimes in the eyelids. Hysterical alopecia of the lids is occasionally seen in neurotic females and in ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Men's Health (2005)

by Glenn S. Rothfeld, Deborah S. Romaine

alopecia Alopecia Areata Alopecia areata is an AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER in which the body's immune system attacks clusters of hair follicles, halting hair growth and causing round patches of baldness that vary in size and can extend to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders, Third Edition (2009)

by Carol Turkington, Jeffrey S. Dover

alopecia areata 23 Overall, one in five people with the disease have a family member who has it as well. In those who are genetically predisposed, some type of trigger—perhaps a virus or something in the person's environment—brings on the ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

alloplastic alopecia areata alloplastic /alމǀāplasމtik/, 1. pertaining to or characterised by alloplasty. 2. pertaining to an alloplast. alloplastic manoeuvre [ Gk, allos + plassein, to mould], (in psychology) a process that is part of adaptation , ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2009)

by Mosby

alopecia areata/er′ē·ā′t/, a disease of unknown cause in which sudden well- defined bald patches occur. The bald areas are usually round or oval and located on the head and other hairy parts of the body. The condition is usually ...

Google previewThe Daily Telegraph: Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals& Herbal Supplements (2012)

by Sarah Brewer

Alopecia areata is a nonscarring, inflammatory condition in which the hair follicles switch offandlie dormant.The exact cause is unknown, although an imbalance of enzymes responsible for the production ofhairfibre andan abnormal ...

Google previewLexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences (2000)

by Frank J. Ayd

alopecia areata Manifested by hair loss ranging from a single patch of nonscarring hair loss to multiple patches or total hair loss. Alopecia totalis (loss of all scalp hair) occurs in 5 to 10% of patients.

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Alopecia areata is a common form of reversible hair loss which may be patchy, total on the scalp, eyebrows or eyelashes, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Third Edition (2012)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Types of Hair Loss TYPE OF HAIR LOSS DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Diffuse Female-pattern hair loss Male-pattern hair loss Diffuse alopecia areata Telogen effluvium positive pull test Anagen effluvium Focal Nonscarring Alopecia ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Health Education (2010)

by David A. Bedworth, Albert E. Bedworth

ALOPECIA AREATA Irregular loss of hair on the scalp or body. ct: alopecia totalis. ALOPECIA TOTALIS General loss of hair over the entire body. ct: alopecia areata. ALPHA a null q.v. hypothesis when it ...

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