Definition of Active placebo
1. Noun. A placebo used in experimental tests of a drug that has noticeable side effects. "An active placebo mimics the side effects of the experimental drug"
Medical Definition of Active placebo
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Literary usage of Active placebo
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"The final study examined the effect of administering 100 mg of cocaine or 100 mg of active placebo (96 mg lactose + 4 mg cocaine) over a 20 minute period on ..."