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synonyms for placebo

  • inactive drug
  • inactive medicine
  • inactive substance
  • sugar pill
  • test substance
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Proof of efficacy requires controlled studies in which some patients get plasma and others get a placebo.
THE US JUST APPROVED THE USE OF PLASMA FROM COVID-19 SURVIVORS AS A TREATMENTANTONIO REGALADOAUGUST 24, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
If members of the placebo group contract covid-19 and members of the vaccinated group don’t, that indicates success.
TACKLING COVIDTATE RYAN-MOSLEYAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
They vaccinated volunteers and then, 24 hours later, gave them either the experimental antibody drug or a placebo.
NEW ANTIBODIES IN JUST MONTHSKATIE MCLEANAUGUST 19, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
A large number of people are given either the vaccine or a placebo and then sent back to live their lives, assuming that some of them, at some point, will be exposed to the virus.
SOME VOLUNTEERS WANT TO BE INFECTED WITH CORONAVIRUS TO HELP FIND A VACCINE. BUT IT ISN’T THAT SIMPLE.KALEIGH ROGERS (KALEIGH.ROGERS@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 6, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Mice treated with a placebo drug or Brd4 inhibitor alone fared worse.
THESE CELLS SLOW AN IMMUNE RESPONSE. DERAILING THEM COULD HELP FIGHT TUMORSESTHER LANDHUISJULY 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Patients were randomly assigned to get either the drug or the placebo by an intravenous infusion.
FIRST DRUG IS FOUND TO BLOCK THE NEW CORONAVIRUSTINA HESMAN SAEYMAY 4, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
That placebo treatment would be plasma taken from patients prior to December 2019.
ANTIBODIES FROM FORMER COVID-19 PATIENTS COULD BECOME A MEDICINEAIMEE CUNNINGHAMAPRIL 15, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
It is a milder form of this same method to give what the learned faculty term a placebo.
THE HUMBUGS OF THE WORLDP. T. BARNUM
We are interested in what makes the placebo act as effectively as the true medication.
A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO SELF-HYPNOSISMELVIN POWERS
This is a last phase of the metaphysical polity, and is only a kind of placebo.
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