Origin and Etymology of ketamine
ket- + amine
First Known Use: 1966
Medical Definition of ketamine
: a general anesthetic that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly in the form of its hydrochloride C13H16ClNO·HCl and that is used illicitly usually by being inhaled in powdered form especially for the dreamlike or hallucinogenic state it produces—see special k
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