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Placebo - Ethnoscience Glossary Terms and Abbreviations

A substance or mock therapy made to look like some form of experimental treatment that has no therapeutic or medicinal qualities. Placebos are given to the control group in placebo-controlled clinical trials. On average, 33% of patients receiving a placebo report they feel better after receiving a mock treatment - this is known as the placebo effect.

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