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Culture, Placebo, and Analgesia: Clinical and Ethical Considerations 

Culture, Placebo, and Analgesia: Clinical and Ethical Considerations
Culture, Placebo, and Analgesia: Clinical and Ethical Considerations

Antonella Pollo

, Elisa Carlino

, and Fabrizio Benedetti

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date: 03 August 2021

This chapter will offer a brief outline of our current knowledge of the neurobiological mechanisms of the placebo response, followed by some clinical and ethical considerations on its exploitation in medical use, such as treatment evaluation in clinical trials and therapy. More comprehensive coverage of these topics can be found in a number of recent reviews and books19.

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