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pressure alopecia

 

Definition: loss of hair over a circumscribed area usually on the posterior scalp, resulting from the continuous pressure on the occiput in a lengthy operative procedure, or unconsciousness following a drug overdose.

Synonym(s): postoperative pressure alopecia

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