placebo effect

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placebo effect

n.
The 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.

placebo effect

n
(Medicine) med a positive therapeutic effect claimed by a patient after receiving a placebo believed by him to be an active drug. See control group

pla•ce′bo effect`

(pləˈsi boʊ)
n.
a reaction to a placebo manifested by a lessening of symptoms or the production of anticipated side effects.
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Noun1.placebo effect - any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
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placebo effect

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