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placebo

Pronunciation: /pləˈsiːbəʊ/

Translation of placebo in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural placebos or , placeboes)

  • placebo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • According to the report published in the British Medical Journal, 60 percent of medical professionals prescribe placebos to their patients.
    • According to a new study by Israeli researchers, most doctors prescribe placebos to their patients, and in most of these cases, the patients are told they are receiving real medication.
    • And, if some patients benefit from placebos, and they are not harmed, I guess I can live with that.

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