Baldness

Baldness is the partial or complete lack of hair. Balding is part of the wider topic of "hair thinning". The degree and pattern of baldness can vary greatly, but its most common cause is male and female pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, alopecia androgenetica or alopecia seborrheica – an alternative term used primarily in Europe.

Pattern balding is distinct from alopecia areata, which commonly involves patchy hair loss. Extreme forms of alopecia areata are alopecia totalis, which involves the loss of all head hair, and the most extreme form, alopecia universalis, which involves the loss of all hair from the head and the body.

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Hair loss
Baldness · Glabrousness
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Related topics
Hairstyle · Hairdresser · Barber
Hair length · Hair color · Hair coloring
Hair fetishism · Pubic hair fetishism

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Famous quotes containing the word baldness:

    ...some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go away, baldhead! Go away, baldhead!”
    Bible: Hebrew, 2 Kings 2:23.

    Elisha--proving that baldness has been a source of sensitivity for centuries, Elisha cursed them and they died.

    There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine.
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)