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placebo

noun [C]  us   /pləˈsi·boʊ/ (plural placebos)
a substance that is not medicine, but that is given to someone who is told that it is a medicine, used to test the effect of a drug or to please a patient
Translations of “placebo”
in Chinese (Traditional) 安慰劑, 使人寬慰的事, 安撫話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安慰剂, 使人宽慰的事, 安抚话…
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