Ketamine

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 Ketamine</u

<u>Ketamine is a Class-B drug in the United Kingdom that was first indroduced in the 1960s as an anaesthetic agent and has been widely used in both the vetinary and medical world[1]

Ketamines full chemical name is 2-chlorophenyl-2-methylamine-cyclohexanone.[1]

It is a classified narcotic due to its dissociative nature; often reported to give effects such as hallucinations,  paranoia, 'floating sensations' and vast changes in sensory perceptions[2], it's able to give this psychoactive reaction as well as the pain reducing effects due to being a glutamate receptor antagonist; such as the NMDA recptor, one of the most prolific in ketamines pharmacological action.


References

[1] - Arditti, J. Ketamine - dreams and realities.(2002)

[2] - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-415816-0.00012-2

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