Translation of placebo in Spanish:


placebo, n.

Pronunciation /pləˈsiboʊ/ /pləˈsiːbəʊ/

nounplural placebos, plural placeboes

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    placebo masculine
    • According to the report published in the British Medical Journal, 60 percent of medical professionals prescribe placebos to their patients.
    • According to a new study by Israeli researchers, most doctors prescribe placebos to their patients, and in most of these cases, the patients are told they are receiving real medication.
    • And, if some patients benefit from placebos, and they are not harmed, I guess I can live with that.
    • Is it unethical for a doctor to knowingly prescribe a placebo without informing the patient?
    • A major gap is apparent in the literature examining patient understanding of placebos and their effect.
    • A practitioner who administers a placebo wants to benefit the patient by making the patient believe that he is receiving an active treatment.
    • The test, conducted in London by four general practices and a hospital ear, nose and throat outpatient department, studied the effects of homeopathic remedies versus placebos on 50 patients with allergic rhinitis.
    • In light of this finding, it seems likely that the many such practitioners will continue to prescribe placebos.
    • This requirement may conflict with the Declaration of Helsinki, which deems it unethical to give patients a placebo if an evidence based treatment is available.
    • Patients could also be prescribed a placebo as part of this research, but the nutrition and exercise counseling is worth a lot on its own.
    • Most doctors are aware of placebos and the placebo effect, but probably few have given the subject any serious thought.
    • Sensitivity analysis excluding those patients who received the placebo tablet did not change our conclusions.
    • A substantial number of patients who take placebos report not only side effects but improvements in symptoms as well, suggesting that much of the benefit of antidepressants is simply placebo effects.
    • If there is no existing treatment, a placebo might be used (a placebo is a treatment that has no physical effect).
    • All patients received placebo via the inhaler and were instructed on the proper technique for using this device.
    • The placebo effect is then defined as the difference in effect in the patients receiving placebo compared with those receiving no treatment.
    • Traditional Chinese medicines are basically placebos and when they do seem to work it is largely due to the illegal insertion of potent western medicines such as steroids.
    • And trust is a priceless asset in medicine, where a placebo can work wonders.
    • The point is that all therapeutic practices, all therapeutic interactions have a placebo component.
    • For a long time, medical practitioners have believed that placebos have therapeutic value.