Definition of Placebos

1. Noun. (plural of placebo) ¹



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Definition of Placebos

1. placebo [n] - See also: placebo

Medical Definition of Placebos

1. Any dummy medication or treatment. Although placebos originally were medicinal preparations having no specific pharmacological activity against a targeted condition, the concept has been extended to include treatments or procedures, especially those administered to control groups in clinical trials in order to provide baseline measurements for the experimental protocol. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Placebos

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placebos (current term)
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Literary usage of Placebos

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Studies in Ethics for Nurses by Charlotte Albina Aikens (1916)
"To many, the giving of placebos is simply a form of suggestion which they feel is ... In the use of placebos, does the value of the suggestion depend on the ..."

2. Case histories in medicine by Richard Clarke Cabot (1911)
"He knows his placebos from his physiologically active drugs. He knows just when he is lying and when he is playing a straightforward part. ..."

3. Guidelines for Treatment of Cancer Pain (1993)
"placebos: Do not use placebos to evaluate a patient's pain complaint. Responses to placebos defy interpretation. It is not known why about one third of ..."

4. Mental Therapeutics; Or, Just how to Heal Oneself and Others by Theron Q. Dumont (1916)
"It has long been the practice of physicians to administer "placebos" (ie, "make believe" medicine) in the practice, when in doubt regarding the proper thing ..."

5. Studies in Ethics for Nurses by Charlotte Albina Aikens (1916)
"To many, the giving of placebos is simply a form of suggestion which they feel is ... In the use of placebos, does the value of the suggestion depend on the ..."

6. Case histories in medicine by Richard Clarke Cabot (1911)
"He knows his placebos from his physiologically active drugs. He knows just when he is lying and when he is playing a straightforward part. ..."

7. Guidelines for Treatment of Cancer Pain (1993)
"placebos: Do not use placebos to evaluate a patient's pain complaint. Responses to placebos defy interpretation. It is not known why about one third of ..."

8. Mental Therapeutics; Or, Just how to Heal Oneself and Others by Theron Q. Dumont (1916)
"It has long been the practice of physicians to administer "placebos" (ie, "make believe" medicine) in the practice, when in doubt regarding the proper thing ..."

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