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Medical Term:

male pattern alopecia


the most common form of androgenic alopecia, seen in men as receding frontal and bilateral triangular temple hairlines, and a balding patch on the vertex, which may progress to complete alopecia; inheritance is autosomal dominant in males, recessive in females.

Synonym(s): alopecia hereditaria, male pattern baldness, patterned alopecia

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