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n. pl. no·ce·bos or no·ce·boes
A substance that causes undesirable side effects as a result of a patient's perception that it is harmful rather than as a result of a causative ingredient.

[Latin nocēbō, I will harm, first person sing. future tense of nocēre, to harm (on the model of placebo); see nek- in Indo-European roots.]
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The research by the Universities of Southampton and Exeter indicates that a type of nocebo response, where patients perceive a lack of understanding or acceptance from their doctor, could create anger and distress - physiological conditions that can worsen illness.
Keywords: Nocebo Phenomenon (NP), Nocebo Words, Nocebo Effects, Nocebo Response, Placebo Phenomenon, Doctor-Patient Communication
Many people, including health professionals, are less familiar with the nocebo response.
Just breathe normally': Word choices that trigger nocebo responses in patients.
Bowling proposes that placebo and nocebo responses are an intrinsic part of therapy outcomes.
The understanding and prevention of such nocebo responses should be the concern of sports practitioners.