\pləsˈiːbə͡ʊz], \pləsˈiːbəʊz], \p_l_ə_s_ˈiː_b_əʊ_z]\
Definitions of PLACEBOS
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Any dummy medication or treatment. Although placebos originally were medicinal preparations having no specific pharmacological activity against a targeted condition, the concept has been extended to include treatments or procedures, especially those administered to control groups in clinical trials in order to provide baseline measurements for the experimental protocol.
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