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Placebos MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Placebos
Tree Number(s)
D26.660
E02.785
Unique ID
D010919
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010919
Annotation
usually NIM; do not index routinely for articles on CLINICAL TRIALS AS TOPIC; DOUBLE-BLIND METHOD; etc., unless particularly discussed; Manual 18.12.13
Scope Note
Any dummy medication or treatment. Although placebos originally were medicinal preparations having no specific pharmacological activity against a targeted condition, the concept has been extended to include treatments or procedures, especially those administered to control groups in clinical trials in order to provide baseline measurements for the experimental protocol.
Entry Term(s)
Sham Treatment
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
WB 330
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/13
Placebos Preferred
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