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Placebos

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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Tree Number(s): D26.660, E02.785

MeSH Unique ID: D010919

Entry Terms:

  • Sham Treatment

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