Minoxidil: mechanisms of action on hair growth

@article{Messenger2004MinoxidilMO,
  title={Minoxidil: mechanisms of action on hair growth},
  author={A G Messenger and Jan Rundegren},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={150}
}
We have known for over 30 years that minoxidil stimulates hair growth, yet our understanding of its mechanism of action on the hair follicle is very limited. In animal studies, topical minoxidil shortens telogen, causing premature entry of resting hair follicles into anagen, and it probably has a similar action in humans. Minoxidil may also cause prolongation of anagen and increases hair follicle size. Orally administered minoxidil lowers blood pressure by relaxing vascular smooth muscle… 
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