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  • noun Plural form of placebo.

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Examples

  • As for vitamins, I am convinced that it is one big ploy and most vitamins are pricey placeboes looking meely to create some delusion of health.

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  • In relation to controlling CAM, well I'm rather fond of certain placeboes myself, and why shouldn't I have them?

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  • What I do need to be protected against is placebo-sellers making false claims for their placeboes - that is antisocial - though I don't want to rob them of all their mystique, which is probably part of being a good placebo.

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  • I'm not even against people recommending placeboes for self-limiting medical conditions, to help you "feel better", where the main alternative is to wait to get better.

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  • Most teachers have contempt for “new math”, were suspicious of phonics, and distrust all of the other placeboes that are presented as the saving grace of education.

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  • The Bischop of Brechin, [73] having his placeboes and jackmen in the toun, buffatted the Freir, and called him Heretick.

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  • In their analysis, the UCSF researchers considered the location of the fracture and compared occurrence in patients who received bisphosphonates versus those who received placeboes.

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  • The patients taking fish oil also showed significant reductions in their psychotic symptoms and improvements in function, while they were at no greater risk of side effects than those taking the placeboes.

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  • The patients taking fish oil also showed significant reductions in their psychotic symptoms and improvements in function, while they were at no greater risk of side effects than those taking the placeboes.

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