Placebo-effect



[pluh-see-boh] /pləˈsi boʊ/

noun
1.
a reaction to a placebo manifested by a lessening of symptoms or the production of anticipated side effects.
noun
1.
(med) a positive therapeutic effect claimed by a patient after receiving a placebo believed by him to be an active drug See control group

placebo effect n.
A beneficial effect in a patient following a particular treatment that arises from the patient’s expectations concerning the treatment rather than from the treatment itself.

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