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(Science: pharmacology) Any dummy medical treatment, originally, a medicinal preparation having no specific pharmacological activity against the patients illness or complaint given solely for the psychophysiological effects of the treatment, more recently, a dummy treatment administered to the control group in a controlled clinical trial in order that the specific and non-specific effects of the experimental treatment can be distinguished i.e., the experimental treatment must produce better results than the placebo in order to be considered effective. An innocuous or inert medication; given as a pacifier or to the control group in experiments on the efficacy of a drug.An inactive substance given to a patient to satisfy an apparent psychological need.

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How to create a science project about acne?

... Staphylococcus epidermidis on your skin than P. acnes. I suggest you find 10 volunteers who have acne. Five experimental and five control. Use placebo on the control group. Have them volunteer to not use their normal acne medication for the duration of the experiment. Make sure you count the ...

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by tmbirkhead
Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How to create a science project about acne?
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Odds Ratio??

... in the following data tables. Patient group 1 ---------- (Positive response)----(Adverse effects) Treatment-------14 -----------------------28 Placebo----------- 9------------------------29 Patient group 2 ----------(Positive response)----(Adverse effects) Treatment------ 16----------------------- ...

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by TwinkleK
Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odds Ratio??
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Views: 902

Re: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here

... (2 July 2009) http://universe-life.com/2011/09/24/pavlovs-smile/ Why Pavlov smiled in 2008? Pavlov demonstrated effecting placebo phenomena in multi celled organisms by manipulation of their drives-reactions. Now placebo and imagination phenomena are demonstrated also in ...

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by Dov Henis
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Is DNA living or non-living thing?? get the answer here
Replies: 24
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how does RNA and DNA *move*?

Nice research, interesting findings... Thank you for posting this summary, placebo.

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by DRT23
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: how does RNA and DNA *move*?
Replies: 3
Views: 4635

Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

... are right, no conspiracy theory in here. Just a repertoire of all the woo and stupid of alternative medicine that never proved its value beyond placebo at best, and sometimes actively hurt the convert. A great read if you have money and possibly health to waste. Statistically there is no way ...

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by canalon
Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)
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