Associations to the word «Placebo»


PLACEBO, noun. (Roman Catholicism) The vespers sung in the office for the dead. [from 13th c.]
PLACEBO, noun. (medicine) A dummy medicine containing no active ingredients; an inert treatment. [from 18th c.]
PLACEBO EFFECT, noun. (pharmacology) The tendency of any medication or treatment, even an inert or ineffective one, to exhibit results simply because the recipient believes that it will work.
PLACEBO EFFECTS, noun. Plural of placebo effect

Dictionary definition

PLACEBO, noun. An innocuous or inert medication; given as a pacifier or to the control group in experiments on the efficacy of a drug.
PLACEBO, noun. (Roman Catholic Church) vespers of the office for the dead.

Wise words

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