ketamine

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noun ke·ta·mine \ˈkē-tə-ˌmēn, ˈke-\

Definition of ketamine

  1. :  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 Ketamine is also called Special K when used as a recreational drug

Origin and Etymology of ketamine

ket- + amine


First Known Use: 1966


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ketamine

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noun ke·ta·mine \ˈkēt-ə-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of ketamine

  1. :  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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