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ketamine

noun ke·ta·mine \ˈkē-tə-ˌmēn\

Definition of KETAMINE

:  a general anesthetic administered intravenously and intramuscularly in the form of its hydrochloride C13H16ClNO·HCl — compare Special K
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Origin of KETAMINE

ket- + amine
First Known Use: 1966
Medical Dictionary

ketamine

noun ke·ta·mine \ˈkēt-ə-ˌmēn\

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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