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A placebo (Laitin placēbō, "A s' please"[1] frae placeō, "A please")[2][3] is a substance or treatment wi na acteeve therapeutic effect.[4] A placebo mey be gien tae a body in order tae deceive the recipient intae thinkin that it is an acteeve treatment.

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  1. Gensini GF, Conti AA, Conti A; Conti; Conti (April 2005). "Past and present of what will please the lord: an updated history of the concept of placebo". Minerva Medica. 96 (2): 121–4. PMID 16172581.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)
  2. Harper, Douglas. "placebo". Online Etymology Dictionary.
  3. placeo. Charlton T. Lewis an Charles Short. A Latin Dictionary on Perseus Project.
  4. "placebo". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 21 January 2017.