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ketamine Syllabification: ke·ta·mine
Pronunciation: /ˈketəˌmēn/

Definition of ketamine in English:


A synthetic compound used as an anesthetic and analgesic drug and also (illicitly) as a hallucinogen.
  • Chemical formula: C13H16NOCl
Example sentences
  • We reported that a large proportion of users did not combine ketamine with other drugs.
  • In other words, ketamine was the drug of choice for a number of users during a specific drug injection event.
  • Among these drugs, ketamine is particularly noteworthy because it is commonly administered in multiple ways.


1960s: blend of ketone and amine.

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