Meaning of ketamine

ke•ta•mine

Pronunciation: (kē'tu-mēn", -min), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a synthetic nonbarbiturate general anesthetic, CHClNO, used to induce anesthesia, alone or in combination, in surgical or diagnostic procedures of short duration; extensively used in veterinary medicine.
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