Placebo Effect

  • (noun): Any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs.

Some articles on placebo effect, placebo, placebos:

Henry K. Beecher - Beecher and "the Placebo Effect"
... The general literature commonly misattributes the term "placebo effect" to Henry K ... Beecher's 1955 paper The Powerful Placebo ... While this paper did not introduce the idea of placebo reactions (the term had been first used by Graves in 1920), its importance was that it stressed ...
Functional Medicine - Placebo Effect
... are not legitimate." For example, many consider research into the Placebo Effect to be a waste of money ... Use of placebos in order to achieve a placebo effect in integrative medicine has been criticized as “diverting research time, money, and other resources from more fruitful lines of ... recommend misleading patients by using known placebo treatments in order to achieve a placebo effect ...
Placebo - Mechanism of The Effect
... improvement following treatment with an inert substance is called the placebo effect ... The placebo effect is highly variable in its magnitude and reliability and is typically strongest in measures of subjective symptoms (e.g ... A 2001 meta-analysis of clinical trials with placebo groups and no-treatment groups found no evidence for a placebo effect on objectively measured outcomes and possible small benefits in studies with ...
Application in Medicine - Angiogenesis For Cardiovascular Disease
... the greatest reason for these trials’ failure to achieve success is the high occurrence of the "placebo effect" in studies employing treadmill exercise test readout ... on most efficacy readouts, there were enough "responders" in the blinded placebo groups to render the trial inconclusive ... In addition to the placebo effect, more recent animal studies have also highlighted various factors that may inhibit an angiogenesis response, including certain drugs, smoking, and ...
Placebo - Definitions, Effects, and Ethics
... See also Medical ethics A placebo has been defined as "a substance or procedure… that is objectively without specific activity for the condition being treated" ... Under this definition, a wide variety of things can be placebos and exhibit a placebo effect ... through any means can act as placebos, including pills, creams, inhalants, and injections ...

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