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Placebo   Listen
noun
Placebo  n.  
1.
(R. C. Ch.) The first antiphon of the vespers for the dead.
2.
(Med.) A prescription with no pharmacological activity given to a patient to humor or satisfy the desire for medical treatment.
3.
(Med.) A dose of a compound having no pharmacological activity given to a subject in a medical experiment as part of a control experiment in a test of the effectiveness of another, active pharmacological agent.
To sing placebo, to agree with one in his opinion; to be complaisant to.






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"Placebo" Quotes from Famous Books



... the suggestions in this book may be helpful or at least have a placebo effect. Beware of the many recipes that include kerosene (coal oil), turpentine, ammonium chloride, lead, lye (sodium hydroxide), strychnine, arsenic, mercury, creosote, sodium phosphate, opium, cocaine and other illegal, poisonous ...
— Mother's Remedies - Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remedies from Mothers - of the United States and Canada • T. J. Ritter



Words linked to "Placebo" :   medication, Roman Catholic, placebo effect, vesper, Roman Church, medicinal drug, Church of Rome, Western Church, Roman Catholic Church



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