The Effect of Drugs on Hair

  • N. B. Simpson
Part of the Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology book series (HEP, volume 87 / 2)


Hair has lost most of its physiological importance in humans. However, alteration of hair growth, whether natural or drug-induced, causes great psycho-social upset. The majority of the published literature concerning the effect of drugs on hair has therefore come from clinicians, with smaller contributions from biochemists and physiologists. Owing to the large inter-species differences in hair growth and moulting patterns, results from animals have been cited only where they contribute to the understanding of the situation that occurs in humans.


Hair Growth Alopecia Areata Dermal Papilla Cyproterone Acetate Root Sheath 
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