[ noh-see-boh ]
/ noʊˈsi boʊ /
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an inactive substance or a real medication that produces unpleasant or worsening symptoms in a patient or research participant because the person expects negative effects. Compare placebo (def. 1).
a negative symptom experienced by a person with such expectations.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of nocebo
1960–65; Latin nocēbō “I shall be harmful”; patterned after placebo
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