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Alopecia Areata

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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 previewPediatric Dermatology (2013)

by Bernard A. Cohen

Alopecia areata is a form of asymptomatic, localized alopecia that presents with round patches of complete...

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 previewThe Encyclopedia of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery (2009)

by Carol Ann Rinzler

hair plugs Alopecia areata is the loss of hair in small, round areas of the scalp. Alopecia capitis totalis, alopecia totalis, or alopecia universalis is the complete loss of hair on scalp and face. Alopecia congenitalis is the absence of all hair at ...

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 previewAn Encyclopaedia of Medicine and Surgery (1885)

ALOPECIA AREATA.——Defim'lz'on.—-An atrophic disease characterized by the sudden loss of hair in small roundish limited patches, which have a tendency to enlarge slowly. Symj)toms.——The disease begins on the head or beard by the ...

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 previewIllustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Third Edition (2009)

by Julius M. Cruse, Robert E. Lewis

Alopecia areata. alternative complement pathway allotypy A term that describes the various allelic types or allotypes of immunoglobulin molecules. alopecia areata A partial or patchy loss of hair from the scalp or other hair site that is believed ...

Google previewWebster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2009)

by WebMD

alopecia areata Patchy baldness that typically begins with rapid hair loss on discrete areas of the scalp and ...

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 - Elsevieron VitalSource (2016)

by Mosby

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

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