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Hair follicle

Hair follicle

(Science: dermatology) a tube-like opening in the epidermis where the hair shaft develops and into which the sebaceous glands open


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A question about pubic hairs.

I guess the same way every other hair does it. After a while (depends on sex, individual and location) the follicle shrinks and the blood supply is stopped. This leads to loosing the hair. But it has nothing to ...

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by Tricho
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:00 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A question about pubic hairs.
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Re:

... chemotherapy. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy often lose their hair for this precise reason: the fast-dividing cells of the hair follicle become so damaged that the hair falls off and they have gastrointestinal problems, ...

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by Ahsmeah
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 6
Views: 10265

Re: Re:

... chemotherapy. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy often lose their hair for this precise reason: the fast-dividing cells of the hair follicle become so damaged that the hair falls off and they have gastrointestinal problems, ...

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by biohazard
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 6
Views: 10265

what causes the change in hair colour

... old one. (pardon to the board if what i did was wrong). The change in hair color (on biological definition) can be caused by two factors: age and genetics. Study shows that hair follicle has “melanogenesis clock”, it slows down or stop the melanocyte activity that ...

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by foxbrent
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:32 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what causes the change in hair colour
Replies: 2
Views: 2458

Re: Hair and DNA

Hair follicle that is in the bottom of the hair, contains living cells (thus, these cells have DNA). To use DNA testing ...

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by EnidBagnold
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:21 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Hair and DNA
Replies: 31
Views: 65286
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