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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pla·ce·bo /pləˈsɪ(ˌ)bo/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pla·ce·bo n.
 1. R. C. Ch. The first antiphon of the vespers for the dead.
 2. Med. A prescription with no pharmacological activity given to a patient to humor or satisfy the desire for medical treatment.
 To sing placebo, to agree with one in his opinion; to be complaisant to.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an innocuous or inert medication; given as a pacifier or to
           the control group in experiments on the efficacy of a
      2: (Roman Catholic Church) vespers of the office for the dead
      [also: placeboes (pl)]