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ke·ta·mine

 (kē′tə-mēn′)
n.
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.

ketamine

(ˈkɛtəmiːn)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug, chemically related to PCP, that is used in medicine as a general anaesthetic, being administered by injection; cyclohexylamine
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ketamine - a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP
club drug - a controlled substance that is usually taken by young people at dance clubs and raves
general anaesthetic, general anesthetic - an anesthetic that anesthetizes the entire body and causes loss of consciousness
cat valium, honey oil, special K, super acid, super C, jet, K, green - street names for ketamine
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kétamine

ketamine

n ketamina
References in periodicals archive ?
January 13 2009 -- New York-based Pfizer Animal Health has notified veterinary customers that Teva Animal Health will no longer supply Ketaset to the company following a product recall.
Ketamine (brand name Ketaset or Vetalar): Ketamine is a general anesthetic often used by veterinarians that comes in the form of a liquid, a white powder or a pill.
Other drugs taken were Norodine granules - an off-white powder wrapped in silver foil - depocillin, ketaset, euthal and diazepam, detmoidine hydrochloride, torbugesic, virbaxyl, equipalazone and ACP injection fluid.