Refers to a clinical study in which the control patients receive a placebo.

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  • Placebo — Ein Placebo (lat. „ich werde gefallen“) im engeren Sinn ist ein Scheinarzneimittel, welches keinen Arzneistoff enthält und somit auch keine durch einen solchen Stoff verursachte pharmakologische Wirkung haben kann. Im erweiterten Sinn werden auch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Placebo in history — is the account of the changing understanding of the phenomena of the placebo effect and term placebo . The word placebo, Latin for I shall please , dates back to a Latin translation of the Bible by Jerome.[1] It first started to be used in a… …   Wikipedia

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  • Placebo — A "sugar pill" or any dummy medication or treatment. For example, in a controlled clinical trial, one group may be given a real medication while another group is given a placebo that looks just like it in order to learn if the… …   Medical dictionary

  • placebo — pla·ce·bo (plə sē’bō) n. pl. pla·ce·bos or pla·ce·boes 1) a) A substance that has positive effects as a result of a patient s perception that it is beneficial rather than as a result of a causative ingredient. b) An inactive substance or… …   Word Histories

  • placebo —    (plah SEE boh) [Latin: I shall please] A harmless substance given (as if it were medicinal) to humor or reassure a patient, or as a dummy in a controlled experiment on the effects of a drug. By extension, something said or done to satisfy or… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • placebo — noun (plural bos) Etymology: Latin, I shall please Date: 1785 1. a. a usually pharmacologically inert preparation prescribed more for the mental relief of the patient than for its actual effect on a disorder b. an inert or innocuous substance… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • controlled clinical trial — A clinical study that includes a comparison (control) group. The comparison group receives a placebo, another treatment, or no treatment at all …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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