In Vitro Suppression of Human Lymphocyte Activity by Minoxidil

    Gillian M.P. Galbraith, Bruce H. Thiers
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    TLDR Minoxidil may help hair growth by stopping immune system attacks on hair follicles.
    This 1985 study found that minoxidil has immune-suppressive effects on human lymphocytes in vitro, suggesting that it may work by suppressing the immune system's attack on hair follicles in individuals with pattern baldness or alopecia areata.
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