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nocebo

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noun no·ce·bo \ˌnō-ˈsē-(ˌ)bō\

Definition of nocebo

plural no·ce·bos

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

nocebo

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noun no·ce·bo \ˌnō-ˈsē-(ˌ)bō\

Medical Definition of nocebo

  1. :  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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