Definition of ketamine in English:

ketamine

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

noun

  • A synthetic compound used as an anesthetic and analgesic drug and also (illicitly) as a hallucinogen.
    • Chemical formula: C13H16NOCl
    More 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.

Origin

mid 20th century: blend of ketone and amine.

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