Placebo-Controlled Trial

What is Placebo-Controlled Trial?

Placebo-Controlled Trial meaning A type of clinical trial. In placebo-controlled trials, one group of participants (the control arm) receives an inactive drug (or other intervention), called a placebo, while another group of participants (the experimental arm) receives the active drug being tested. The two groups are compared to see if the drug is more effective than the placebo. Related Term(s): Placebo

 

reference: AIDSinfo – Glossary

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