Etymology
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ketamine (n.)

1966, from keto- (before vowels ket-), combining form of ketone, + amine.

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Definitions of ketamine

ketamine (n.)
a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP;
Synonyms: ketamine hydrochloride / Ketalar
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