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Noun: ketamine  'ke-tu,meen
  1. A general anaesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or paediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP
    - ketamine hydrochloride, Ketalar

Type of: club drug, general anaesthetic [Brit, Cdn], general anesthetic [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Ketamine