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GLOSSARY : Hair loss

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Androgens

Androgens are male hormones, which are secreted by the testicles, the ovaries and the adrenal glands that are located over each kidney. Testosterone is the most active of all androgens. Hair loss that is genetic is thus due to the influence of these male hormones.