placebo effect

placebo effect
placebo effect
n.
an improvement in a person's medical condition regarded as the effect of the person's belief in the effectiveness of the treatment used

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  • placebo effect — noun any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person s faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do;… …   Useful english dictionary

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