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Endogenous opioids and placebo analgesia

Steve Palmer spalmer at mdanderson.org
Thu Jan 27 14:23:38 EST 2000


>Where the treatments double blind?

    Yes, the subjects, experimenter, and nurses were all blind to the drug
each subject received until the experiment was over.

>Unfortunately when you get people involved
>as subjects (instead of, say, cells that can't think on their own),
>things go terribly wrong.


    Tell me about it.  :)

>So are you sure the instructions to the subjects and the details of
>how they were approached and questioned carefully controlled?


    As far as I can tell, yes.

>Are the results really statistically significant?


    There was a significant Message x Drug interaction, yes.






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