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Nocebo - Word of the Day - Fri Jun 26, 2020




Nocebo - (noun) - a harmless substance that when taken by a patient is associated with harmful effects due to negative expectations or the psychological condition of the patient.

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Nocebos can induce pain in research subjects who believe that these are the expected results.


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First I've heard of this term, but I see the relation to placebo. 

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