dummy pill


: a pill or substance that is given to a patient like a drug but that has no physical effect on the patient : placebo

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Recent Examples on the Web For the new study, researchers measured symptoms in 104 people with PTSD who were randomly assigned to get either MDMA or a dummy pill during three sessions, one month apart. Carla K. Johnson, Fortune Well, 15 Sep. 2023 Half got daily Nexletol and half a dummy pill. Lauran Neergaard, ajc, 4 Mar. 2023

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“Dummy pill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dummy%20pill. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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