Definition of Placebo effect

1. Noun. 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.




Definition of Placebo effect

1. Noun. (pharmacology) The tendency of any medication or treatment, even an inert or ineffective one, to exhibit results simply because the recipient believes that it will work. ¹

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Medical Definition of Placebo effect

1. An effect usually, but not necessarily, beneficial that is attributable to an expectation that the regimen will have an effect, i.e., the effect is due to the power of suggestion. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Placebo effect

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1. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"However, throughout most of medical history—in the centuries before antibiotics and other "wonder drugs"—the placebo effect was the central treatment ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Where objective measurements of effectiveness are available and placebo effect is negligible, comparison of the objective ..."

3. A Few Kind Words about Hate: The Dark Side of Family Life and the Bible by Una Stannard (2007)
"Babies and children continue to pick up negative feelings from parents until numbness gives them a kind of peace. Self-hate is a bad placebo effect which, ..."

4. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 200-299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... results may be due to placebo effect (information concerning placebo effect is not required unless the advertisement promotes the drug for use by m an). ..."

5. So, What's All the "sniff" About?: An In-Depth Plea for Sanity and Equal by Tracy Pepe (2000)
"RESEARCH AND THE placebo effect There have been many attempts to find measurable ... This is known as the placebo effect, and it's why we need to use double ..."

6. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... cigarette suggested that the small placebo effect was due to acute metabolic consequences of inhalation. These results confirm that intake of nicotine, ..."

7. Overview of Addiction Treatment Effectiveness by Mim J. Landry (1996)
"The studv concludes that there is an immediate psychological (placebo) effect, but the long-term differences resulted from a pharmacological deterrent ..."

8. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"However, throughout most of medical history—in the centuries before antibiotics and other "wonder drugs"—the placebo effect was the central treatment ..."

9. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"Where objective measurements of effectiveness are available and placebo effect is negligible, comparison of the objective ..."

10. A Few Kind Words about Hate: The Dark Side of Family Life and the Bible by Una Stannard (2007)
"Babies and children continue to pick up negative feelings from parents until numbness gives them a kind of peace. Self-hate is a bad placebo effect which, ..."

11. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 200-299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... results may be due to placebo effect (information concerning placebo effect is not required unless the advertisement promotes the drug for use by m an). ..."

12. So, What's All the "sniff" About?: An In-Depth Plea for Sanity and Equal by Tracy Pepe (2000)
"RESEARCH AND THE placebo effect There have been many attempts to find measurable ... This is known as the placebo effect, and it's why we need to use double ..."

13. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... cigarette suggested that the small placebo effect was due to acute metabolic consequences of inhalation. These results confirm that intake of nicotine, ..."

14. Overview of Addiction Treatment Effectiveness by Mim J. Landry (1996)
"The studv concludes that there is an immediate psychological (placebo) effect, but the long-term differences resulted from a pharmacological deterrent ..."

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