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placebo effect

[ pluh-see-boh ]
/ pləˈsi boʊ /
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noun
a reaction to a placebo manifested by a lessening of symptoms or the production of anticipated side effects.
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Origin of placebo effect

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for placebo effect

placebo effect

noun
med a positive therapeutic effect claimed by a patient after receiving a placebo believed by him to be an active drugSee control group
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