What does 'alopecia' mean?

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It's a condition that causes hair to fall out. It's not typical male pattern baldness or any of the other conditions.

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What does alopecia mean in the medical field?

Hair loss.

Does Bimatoprost Ophthalmic drops work for people with alopecia?

Assuming you mean alopecia areata, it does not work as a cure. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks the hair follicles. Bimatoprost would not stop this from occurring.

What is the scientific name for hair loss?

The general name is alopecia. It comes in several degrees:Androgenic alopecia or "male pattern baldness" (the most common form)Male and female pattern alopecia (androgenic alopecia, or androgenetic alopecia or alopecia androgenetica),Alopecia areata (the loss of some of the hair from the head)Alopecia totalis (the loss of all head hair)alopecia universalis (the loss of all hair from the head and the body)

What is alapeshia?

I think you mean "alopecia". It means when you lose hair from your head or body.

What does traction alopecia mean?

Traction alopecia is a type of gradual hair loss. It is caused by constant pulling of the hair roots from items such as braids, extensions and extremely long hair.

Autoimmune disorder where there are well defined bald areas?

alopecia areata

What are the most common types of abnormal hair loss?

Are androgenic alopecia, alopecia areata, and post partum alopecia.

What does it mean if your hair starts falling out and leaving you a bald spot?

You may have alopecia areata

What are the others names for alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata refers to the autoimmune skin condition that results in the loss of hair on the scalp and on the body. Alopecia totalis is a progression of Alopecia areatathat results in total hair loss of the scalp. Alopecia universalis is a progression of Alopecia areata that results in total hair loss of the body.

What is the medical term meaning abnormal condition of hair?

The medical term is alopecia. There is male-pattern baldness (from your mother's side); baldness may be patchy, a condition called alopecia areata; or a variant of alopecia areata may involve the entire head: alopecia capitis totalis.

Do women get alopecia?

Yes, both men and women of all ages can have alopecia.

Is alopecia contageious?

Not every type of Alopecia is Contagious... Alopecia can be divided in 2 big categories: Non-Scarring Alopecia (the most common) and Scarring Alopecia. One of the subtypes of Scarring Alopecia is Infectious Alopecia and can be produced by several agents: fungal (Kerion, candidiasis, favus, tinea corporis), bacterial (syphilis, leprosy, acne necrotic) viral (herpes, varicella); protozoa (Leishmaniasis). It is important to recognise though that this condition is quite uncommon these days. Alopecia is hardly ever due to an infection and is therefore, generally speaking, not a contagious condition.