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the fine downy hair covering a human fetus

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Poor nutrition can cause soft downy hair on the face, back and arms because of hormonal imbalances and a protective mechanism built in to the body to help keep a person warm during periods of starvation and malnutrition.
HE WAS a doctor of the old style who knew his patients as friends, remembering their foibles, ailments and individual ways, having seem them mature from squawking babies with downy hair to men and women of the world.
Whether it's the light, downy hair on a woman's arm, the short, curly hairs on a man's chest, or the longer hairs on either gender's head, each hair grows from a tiny, cell-lined skin indentation called a follicle.
No, we're not talking that downy hair on their upper lip.
Downy hair on the body; occasionally loss of hair on the head when recovering.
My legs, with their light covering of downy hair, are as soft as baby skin unlike those of my friends which are prickly within 24 hours of being set to with a razor.
With menopause and hypothyroidism it may not recover as hair follicles will only grow short, soft, downy hair.
While this is going on the body may cover itself in downy hair to keep itself warm as there is no fat to insulate it.
The foetus is covered in downy hair, which disappears before the birth
Signs of anorexia include extreme weight loss, constipation and abdominal pains, dizzy spells, bloated stomach, puffy face and ankles, downy hair on the body, poor blood circulation, cold, dry, rough or discoloured skin, and loss of periods.