sugar pill


sugar pill

noun

: a pill that is given to a patient like a drug but that has no medicine in it

Full Definition of SUGAR PILL

:  a pharmacologically inert pill :  placebo

Examples of SUGAR PILL

  1. Half the patients were given the medication and the other half received a sugar pill.

First Known Use of SUGAR PILL

1852

sugar pill

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUGAR PILL

: a pharmacologically inert pill : placebo

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