Adjective "Placebo" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Placebo


    Definition:

    1. Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology. a substance having no pharmacological effect but given merely to satisfy a patient who supposes it to be a medicine. a substance having no pharmacological effect but administered as a control in testing experimentally or clinically the efficacy of a biologically active preparation.

    2. Roman Catholic Church. the vespers of the office for the dead: so called from the initial word of the first antiphon, taken from Psalm 114:9 o

    Examples:

    "patients can be placebo."

    "groups can be placebo."