ketamine

[kee-tuh-meen, -min]
noun Pharmacology.
a synthetic nonbarbiturate general anesthetic, C 13 H 16 ClNO, used to induce anesthesia, alone or in combination, in surgical or diagnostic procedures of short duration; extensively used in veterinary medicine.

Origin:
1965–70; ket- + -amine

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ketamine (ˈkɛtəmiːn)
 
n
a drug, chemically related to PCP, that is used in medicine as a general anaesthetic, being administered by injection; cyclohexylamine

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ketamine ke·ta·mine (kē'tə-mēn')
n.
A general anesthetic given intravenously or intramuscularly in the form of its hydrochloride that produces catatonia and profound analgesia with little relaxation of the skeletal muscles.

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ketamine   (kē'tə-mēn')  Pronunciation Key 
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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