ketamine

noun ke·ta·mine \ ˈkē-tə-ˌmēn , ˈke- \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of ketamine

: a general anesthetic that is administered intravenously and 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
Note: Ketamine is also called Special K when used as a recreational drug

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Origin and Etymology of ketamine

ket- + amine


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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