Ketamine (KET)

Drug of Abuse: Ketamine

Ketamine is a schedule III controlled substance used before surgery or a medical or dental procedure to produce a loss of consciousness. It is also used by veterinarians as a medicine to treat animals.

Ketamine is classified as an NMDA receptor antagonist. Like other drugs of this class such as Phencyclidine (PCP), it induces a state referred to as dissociative anesthesia and is used as a ‘Date Rape Drug’.  This drug is a type of anesthetic.

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Ketamine (KET)

Ketamine belongs to the class of drugs known as dissociative anesthetics. It’s known brand names are Ketalar, Ketanest, and Ketaset.

This type of drug can make a person feel detached from sensations and surroundings as if they are floating outside of their body.

Ketamine can produce feelings of dissociation when used as a drug of abuse.

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