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  1. placebo effect

    • IPA[pləˈsēbō əˈfekt]
    • n.
      a beneficial effect produced by a placebo drug or treatment, which cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and must therefore be due to the patient's belief in that treatment
    • noun: placebo effect, plural noun: placebo effects

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    • 1. a beneficial effect produced by a placebo drug or treatment, which cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and must therefore be due to the patient's belief in that treatment orthodox doctors dismiss the positive results as a result of the placebo effect