Definition of ketamine in English:


Syllabification: ke·ta·mine
Pronunciation: /ˈketəˌmēn, -min


A synthetic compound used as an anesthetic and analgesic drug and also (illicitly) as a hallucinogen.
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  • 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.


mid 20th century: blend of ketone and amine.

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