Dictionary » H » Hair follicle

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


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


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 ...

See entire post
by Tricho
Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:00 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A question about pubic hairs.
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

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, ...

See entire post
by Ahsmeah
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 6
Views: 10970

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, ...

See entire post
by biohazard
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 6
Views: 10970

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 ...

See entire post
by foxbrent
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:32 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what causes the change in hair colour
Replies: 2
Views: 2559

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 ...

See entire post
by EnidBagnold
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:21 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Hair and DNA
Replies: 31
Views: 66274
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 5,456 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link