active placebo

active placebo2016-12-12T03:52:13+00:00

active placebo

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE, PHARMACOLOGY, TRIALS

A placebo with side effects similar to those of a therapeutic agentadministered in the context of a therapeutic trial, which would otherwise allow a patient to identify whether he/she is receiving drug or placebo–e.g., dry mouth with chlorpromazine. 

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