Androgens and hair growth

  title={Androgens and hair growth},
  author={V. Randall},
  journal={Dermatologic Therapy},
  • V. Randall
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Dermatologic Therapy
  • ABSTRACT:  Hair's importance in human communication means that abnormalities like excess hair in hirsutism or hair loss in alopecia cause psychological distress. Androgens are the main regulator of human hair follicles, changing small vellus follicles producing tiny, virtually invisible hairs into larger intermediate and terminal follicles making bigger, pigmented hairs. The response to androgens varies with the body site as it is specific to the hair follicle itself. Normally around puberty… CONTINUE READING
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