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Placebo effect

The phenomenon where a person receiving an inactive substance undergoes a physical or emotional change that is not the result of any special property in the substance. These changes can often reflect the expecations of both the participant and the person administering the inactive substance, with a belief that the treatment is effective having a beneficial effect.

See also:
Placebo
Placebo-controlled trial
Clinical trial

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