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Definition of "ketamine" []

  • A general anesthetic given intravenously or intramuscularly and used especially for minor surgical procedures in which muscle relaxation is not required. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ketamine" in a sentence
  • "And they're using these dissociative anesthetics called ketamine, which isn't really, truly a painkiller."
  • "During the search of a northwest Edmonton home on Nov. 30th, 2009 officers seized 19 kilograms of a drug called ketamine, which is known to be popular at raves."
  • "A report released this month by University College London has show a link between long term ketamine use and short term memory loss."