Placebos

Known as: sham therapy, Placebos (Medicine), placebo therapy 
Any dummy medication or treatment. Although placebos originally were medicinal preparations having no specific pharmacological activity against a… (More)
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2010
Review
2010
For many years, placebos have been defined by their inert content and their use as controls in clinical trials and treatments in… (More)
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Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
BACKGROUND Placebo treatment can significantly influence subjective symptoms. However, it is widely believed that response to… (More)
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2008
Highly Cited
2008
Preclinical studies of chemoprevention drugs given in combination at low doses show remarkable efficacy in preventing adenomas… (More)
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Review
2005
Review
2005
Considerable progress has been made in our understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms of the placebo effect, and most of our… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
The experience of pain arises from both physiological and psychological factors, including one's beliefs and expectations. Thus… (More)
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2002
Highly Cited
2002
CONTEXT Septic shock may be associated with relative adrenal insufficiency. Thus, a replacement therapy of low doses of… (More)
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2001
Highly Cited
2001
The power of placebos has long been recognized for improving numerous medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease (PD). Little… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Placebo-controlled trials are used extensively in the development of new pharmaceuticals. They are sometimes challenged as… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
BACKGROUND Isolated systolic hypertension occurs in about 15% of people aged 60 years or older. In 1989, the European Working… (More)
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Highly Cited
1955
Highly Cited
1955
are not particularly noted for the pleasure which they give to their recipients. One meaning of the word dummy is a "counterfeit… (More)
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