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Please pardon my ignorance, where have you read it .. context please!
Posted by: rqayyum Posts: 199 :: 19-11-2010 :: | Reply to this Message
It was in Medical Literature along with Placebo trial they also used this word. I didn't hear it before so i put a question here.
Posted by: aftabac Posts: 271 :: 03-12-2010 :: | Reply to this Message
Re: Re: Nocebo
In its original application, "nocebo" had a very specific meaning in the medical domains of pharmacology, nosology, and etiology.
It was a subject-oriented adjective that was used to label the harmful, unpleasant, or undesirable reactions (or responses) that a subject manifested (thus, "nocebo reactions" or "nocebo responses" ) as a result of administering an inert dummy drug or placebo, where these responses had not been chemically generated, and were entirely due to the subject's pessimistic belief and expectation that the inert drug would produce harmful, injurious, unpleasant, or undesirable consequences.
In these cases, there is no "real" drug involved, but the actual harmful, unpleasant or undesirable physiological, behavioural, emotional, and/or cognitive consequences of the administration of the inert drug are very real.
Posted by: rqayyum Posts: 199 :: 05-12-2010 :: | Reply to this Message