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addaword.gifdefinition of nocebo

noun
a harmless substance that causes harmful effects in patients who take it
Interestingly, nocebo complaints aren’t random; they tend to arise in response to the side effect warnings on the actual drug or treatment.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 25/03/2014 09:14:00
Definition of nocebo from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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