Synonyms and Antonyms for placebo-effect

1. placebo effect (n.)

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; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs

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2. placebo (n.)

an innocuous or inert medication; given as a pacifier or to the control group in experiments on the efficacy of a drug

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3. placebo (n.)

(Roman Catholic Church) vespers of the office for the dead

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6. effect (n.)

an outward appearance

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7. effect (n.)

an impression (especially one that is artificial or contrived)

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8. effect (v.)

act so as to bring into existence

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9. effect (n.)

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

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10. effect (n.)

(of a law) having legal validity

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