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Synonyms for placebo
pləˈsi boʊ for 1; plɑˈtʃeɪ boʊ for 2place·bo

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Wiktionary

  1. placebonoun

    Antonyms:
    nocebo

  2. placebonoun

    Antonyms:
    nocebo

  3. placebonoun

    Antonyms:
    nocebo

Princeton's WordNet

  1. placebonoun

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

  2. placebonoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "placebo":

    placebos, cream

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Placebo":

    placeo

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. placebo

    Synonyms:
    Sugar pill

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How to use placebo in a sentence?

  1. Norman Cousins:

    Like a celestial chaperon, the placebo leads us through the uncharted passageways of mind and gives us a greater sense of infinity than if we were to spend all our days with our eyes hypnotically glued to the giant telescope at Mt. Palomar. What we see ultimately is that the placebo isn't really necessary and that the mind can carry out its difficult and wondrous missions unprompted by little pills. The placebo is only a tangible object made essential in an age that feels uncomfortable with intangibles, an age that prefers to think that every inner effect must have an outer cause. Since it has size and shape and can be hand-held, the placebo satisfies the contemporary craving for visible mechanisms and visible answers . The placebo, then, is an emissary between the will to live and the body.

  2. Andy Carr:

    It is difficult to support or justify a procedure with the potential for serious harm, even if it is rare, when that procedure offers patients no more benefit than placebo.

  3. Paul Mango:

    What we are really looking for is cases -- the number of positive cases from both the placebo and the vaccine group, once we get to 150 or so, statistically that is significant regardless of how many enrollees we have in the trial.

  4. Jonas Bloch:

    The effect of meniscal surgery for younger populations 18-40 years has never been compared with non-surgical treatments (exercise therapy or placebo), the best treatment - surgical or non-surgical - remains to be established in this younger patient group.

  5. Ken Lim:

    We are not aware of an increase in adverse outcomes among the 21 Canadian trial participants. We contacted the one Canadian woman who was currently in the trial, directing her to stop taking the drug or placebo. We will contact the 20 other Canadian women who have already participated in the trial.

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