Placebo Medical Definition

Placebo is medically defined as a pill, liquid, or other form of dummy medication that contains no active ingredients, and no therapeutic effect.

Placebo is pronounced plə-SEE-boh, and is a simulated or otherwise medically ineffectual treatment for a disease or other medical condition intended to deceive the recipient, as a form of experiment.

For more on placebo meaning in medical terms, detailed definitions, its usage and examples. See ‘Placebo meaning in medical terms‘.

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