Ketamine definition

kētə-mēn
A general anesthetic given intravenously or intramuscularly, used especially for minor surgical procedures in which muscle relaxation is not required. It is used illegally as a recreational drug, and its antidepressant properties are under investigation.
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A general anesthetic given intravenously or intramuscularly, used especially for minor surgical procedures in which muscle relaxation is not required, and used illegally as a recreational drug.
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A general anesthetic given intravenously or intramuscularly in the form of its hydrochloride salt, used especially for minor surgical procedures in which skeletal muscle relaxation is not required.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of ketamine - ketamin

Origin of ketamine

  • ket(o)– amine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition