ketamine : Definition, Usages, News and More
- 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
- Cracking down is uniquely difficult because ketamine is legally produced and shippedfor medical use.
- The tranquilizing drug ketamine is undergoing a resurgence in emergency medical settings.
- Generically called ketamine, street K is most often diverted in liquid form from vets' offices or medical suppliers.
News & Articles
- Vet clinic break-in investigated
SPEAKER TWP. — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a burglary at South Sanilac Veterinary Hospital during the evening or early morning hours of June 3-4. Employees told authorities that the drug Ketamine, a general anesthetic in veterinary and human medicine was stolen from the building at 7020 Brockway Road. read more
June 12, 2013 - Sanilac County News
- Police: Mom knew sons used drugs, received foreign mail
PORTSMOUTH — A mother charged with being in control of her home where, police allege, her teenage sons had methamphetamine, heroin, ketamine, 400 doses of GHB, 32 grams of hashish, 12 grams of ecstasy, marijuana and prescription drugs, knew her...
June 11, 2013 - Portsmouth Herald
- Can Ketamine Keep Depression At Bay?
There's more evidence that the anesthetic ketamine, sometimes abused as a club drug, has potential as a fast-acting treatment for depression. But patients relapse quickly after treatment with the drug.
June 7, 2013 - NPR
- Chris Ellison in Melbourne Herald Sun
We're talking about drugs that involve sink cleaners (and) ketamine, which is a horse tranquiliser - dangerous substances which can kill people,Senator Ellison said.
- Paul Goggins in BBC News
Although ketamine use is relatively low in the UK, there has been an increase in use by clubbers in recent years,Home Office minister Paul Goggins said. "Ketamine presents serious health risks and must be subject to strict controls to...
- Steve O in People Magazine
Despite passing a 100-day milestone of sobriety, Steve-O says he still suffers from "horrible mood swings and severe depression," and that his brain is "f----- up" from using "so much cocaine, ketamine, pcp, nitrous oxide, and all sorts of...