nocebo

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no·ce·bo

noun \ˌnō-ˈsē-(ˌ)bō\
plural no·ce·bos

Definition of NOCEBO

:  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

Origin of NOCEBO

Latin, I will be harmful; after placebo
First Known Use: 1961

no·ce·bo

noun \ˌnō-ˈsē-(ˌ)bō\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NOCEBO

: 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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