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Definition of the noun active placebo
What does active placebo mean as a name of something?
- a placebo used in experimental tests of a drug that has noticeable side effects
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Encyclopedia of the Mind (2013)
by Harold Pashler
An active placebo is an active substance that can produce side effects but that should have no physical effect on the condition being treated. The purpose of using an active placebo is to prevent patients from breaking blind. Breaking blind ...
by Joseph Segen
See Life expectancy active metabolite Therapeutics A drug metabolite with therapeutic activity similar to the parent compound, which must be considered in therapeutic pharmacokinetics active placebo Statistics A placebo with side effects ...
by Robin L. Cautin, Scott O. Lilienfeld
An active placebo generates side effects similar to the antidepressant under investigation but without a pharmacological effect suggestive of antidepressant activity. Whereas approximately 75% of published antidepressant trials show ...
by Frank J. Ayd
active placebo Acoustic ...
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