Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
versión On-line ISSN 1729-519X
DIAZ NOVAS, José. Placebo: Lights and shadows. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.4, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1729-519X.
A review of the definition of the concept of placebo is made, as well as the placebo effect, its reactions in the organism, its utility in research, its possible uses in medical practice and the dangers of its use. It is pointed out how its ignorance leads to give other medications and practices supposedly benefits only attributable to the described effect.
Palabras llave : Placebo; Placebo Effect.