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Placebo effect   /pləsˈiboʊ ɪfˈɛkt/   Listen
Placebo effect

noun
1.
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.






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