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Alopecia

Alopecia

1. (Science: dermatology) baldness, absence of the hair from skin areas where it normally is present.

2. (Science: oncology) hair loss as a result of chemotherapy or radiation Therapy administered to the head. Hair loss from chemotherapy is temporary. Hair loss from radiation is usually permanent.

Origin: gr. Alepekia = a disease in which the hair falls out 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).Thought to be in response to stress, this condition can result in hair loss, sometimes as a result of medical treatment like chemotherapy.


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Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... diet, this results in symptoms such as rapid hair loss or baldness that resembles the type of symptoms which occurs in another condition called alopecia areata. Similarly, identical impaired absorption of the mineral copper can lead to very high blood-cholesterol levels and this can easily complicate ...

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by Jennuan
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hair virus

... interesting... http://www.nature.com/jid/journal/v110/n6/full/5600102a.html here's an easier site to read http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/alopecia/ff_alopecia_areata.htm I'll go ahead and stop googling there: key words to search for are "follicles" and "virus" From ...

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by AstusAleator
Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:23 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

... tenderness [277.1-3] __ Arosclerosis (sp) (scleradema [sp] of the upper extremities, sometimes extending to the neck and face) [277.1-4] __ Alopecia (hair loss) [277.1-5] __ Anemia; hypochromic, microcytic [277.1-6] __ Amenorrhea (absence or suppression of menstruation) [277.1-7] __ Anemia, ...

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by London
Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:39 pm
 
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The Fiber Disease

... to treat the hair disorder. For example, the decision to use finasteride in a male patient with a borderline clinical state of androgenetic alopecia may hinge on the amount of distress the patient suffers from his hair loss." Please read Abstracts, page down this link to Abstracts: ...

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by Skytroll
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The Fiber Disease

... horses with dermatitis of the face, neck, chest, withers, forelegs, and abdomen. These lesions often include areas of scale, crusts, ulceration, alopecia, and depigmentation; they may be pruritic. The dermatitis may be associated with an immunologic reaction to dead and dying microfilariae. Although ...

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by Skytroll
Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:19 pm
 
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