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Defining Nocebo

Etymology The effect caused by the entry of an inert substance is not always beneficial, that is not cause by placebo effect. It can be damaging to the individual, it is the nocebo (Latin for “I will harm”). Definition “In clinical trials, a number of patients in placebo suffer from side effects similar to those […]

Defining Placebo

  Etymology The term “placebo is a Latin word meaning “I shall please.” In medicine, it implies “I shall please the one who asks me to prescribe a treatment.” Definition Placebo A placebo is a therapeutic measure of zero or low intrinsic efficacy with no logical connection with the disease. It is designed to let […]