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Definition of Blinded study

Blinded study: A study done in such a way that the patients or subjects do not know (is blinded as to) what treatment they are receiving to ensure that the results are not affected by a placebo effect (the power of suggestion).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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