Effects of placebo interventions on gastric motility and general autonomic activity.

@article{Meissner2009EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of placebo interventions on gastric motility and general autonomic activity.},
  author={Karin Meissner},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2009},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={391-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The study aimed to investigate placebo effects on gastric motility and to examine possible autonomic mediating mechanisms. METHODS Eighteen healthy volunteers received a placebo pill on three occasions together with the verbal suggestion that it would stimulate, relax, or not affect gastric activity. Electrogastrogram, electrocardiogram, and electrodermal activity recordings were conducted for 30 min prior to and following intervention. RESULTS Dominant frequency of the gastric… CONTINUE READING

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