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 ◆Ketamine is also called Special K when used as a recreational drug
Recent Examples of ketamine from the Web
But months later the autopsy and toxicology reports revealed the presence of that same perilous cocktail of ketamine, GHB and cocaine.
The ketamine test result in Sanderson poultry was above the USDA’s maximum of 20 parts per billion in beef and pork, Bohlen said.
The complaint says government testing found ketamine and other questionable substances during inspections of Sanderson Farms’ locations.
But the newest and most exciting finding is that ketamine appears to block the NMDA receptor by sitting on a very particular region of it.
Past research has indicated that ketamine blocks this receptor, which seems to trigger psychedelic and antidepressant effects.
Closer to home, the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is conducting a ketamine clinical trial to treat depression.
The bird had a total of 178 pills of ketamine, which is often used as a club drug, the BBC reported.
But ketamine did have some negative side effects, such as kidney failure, low blood pressure and fevers.
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Origin and Etymology of ketamine
ket- + amine
First Known Use: 1966See Words from the same year
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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