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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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First, due to a high nocebo response, the role of a DBPCC, the current gold standard for the diagnosis of NCGS, may be questionable [10].
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. It is the opposite of the placebo response.
In addition to Benedetti's model, they state that signs in the form of indices (i.e., conditioned stimuli), symbols (i.e., communication), and icons (i.e., observations) are detected and processed, resulting in the formation of expectations, which thereby contribute to placebo and nocebo responses. In line with Benedetti's model, bodily functions that are consciously accessible, as pain relief, are mediated by expectation, but "an event that cannot be experienced and perceived by human cognition (e.g., growth factor secretion) appears not to be influenced by self-cognition" (p.
'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.