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Definition of Placebo

Placebo

  1. The first antiphon of the vespers for the dead.
  2. A prescription intended to humor or satisfy.

Placebo Quotations

You have to believe in a placebo or it won't work, but if it works, it's obviously working in some indirect way, through feedback in the immune system, let us say, or in the willpower of the patient to take a more strenuous exercise in their own therapy.
Charles Jencks

Give someone who has faith in you a placebo and call it a hair growing pill, anti-nausea pill or whatever, and you will be amazed at how many respond to your therapy.
Bernie Siegel

For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo.
Nicholson Baker

Placebo is music for outsiders, by outsiders and our gigs are like conventions of outcasts, which is cool.
Brian Molko

There is a major problem with reliance on placebos, like most vitamins and antioxidants. Everyone gets upset about Big Science, Big Pharma, but they love Big Placebo.
Michael Specter
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Placebo Translations

placebo in Spanish is placebo
placebo in Swedish is placebo

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