Ketamine, a dissociative anesthetic, is a hallucinogen that causes an individual to detach from reality. Commonly used in human anesthesia and veterinary medicine, it produces relaxation and relieves pain in humans and animals.
Uses of Ketamine
Medical professionals use ketamine to induce and maintain the effects of general anesthesia before, during, and after surgery. There are two methods of delivering ketamine, injecting it into a muscle or giving it through an intravenous (IV) line.
Ketamine, classified as a safe anesthetic, does not decrease blood pressure or reduce breathing rate. Most doctors practicing in