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Physiology and pathology of growth and loss of human scalp hair

Anna Lis
Dominika Wcisło-Dziadecka
Grażyna Kamińska

Post Derm Alerg 2003; XX, 5: 260-266
Online publish date: 2003/10/29
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Human hairs lost their primary function as temperature regulators, nowadays they act only partially as elements sheltering from harmful mechanical, chemical and physical events, and besides play a sexual role.
In the paper the characteristics of a human hair cycle, pathomechanism of hair loss and physiopathology of growth and loss of the human scalp hair were presented. Reasons for losing hair were discussed.

hair follicle structure, hair cycle, trychogram, causes of hair loss

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