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What is the meaning of the Nocebo effect (in variables influencing drug action)?



1. Positive expectations about treatment and care can positively affect the outcome.
2. Not believing it will work – a major role in psychogenic illness, esp stress-related problems – by worry.
3. Believing it will work.
4. Compliance – nursing action – explain the importance of taking the drug.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Not believing it will work – major role in psychogenic illness, esp stress related problems – by worry-attitudes and expectations compliance nursing action explain the importance of taking the drugpositive expectations about treatment and care can positively affect the outcomeplacebo effect believing it will work placebo no pharmacologic activity because no active ingredientsnocebo effect not believing it will work major role in psychogenic illness, esp stress related problems by worrytolerance a person begins to require a higher dosage to produce the same effects that a lower dosage once provideddependence addiction or habituation a person is unable to control the ingestion of drugs (physical or psychological most with scheduled or controlled medscumulative next dose is administered before the previously administered dose has been metabolized or excretedexample drinking alcohol
 

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