4/13/15

Placebo

Placebo

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Fake; inactive; false drug;

Giving someone a drug that has no effect but telling them it will be effective. A placebo is used to test the effectiveness of a real drug.

I gave you a placebo. It’s harmless.

Memory trick:
Placebo reminds of placid

A sugar pill is an example of a placebo.

(c) 2015 E. Carruthers

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