Ketamine

club drug

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Description of ketamine

Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic developed in 1963 to replace PCP and currently used in human anesthesia and veterinary medicine. Much of the ketamine sold on the street has been diverted from veterinarians’ offices. Ketamine’s chemical structure and mechanism of action are similar to those of PCP.

Slang Names

  • Special K
  • "K"
  • Kit Kat
  • Cat Valium

How it enters the body.

  • snorted
  • orally
  • taken in pill form
  • can be injected
  • consumed in a drink
  • added as a powder to joints
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Physical Effects

It may increase the risk of developing urinary tract symptoms, according to a new study also it affects memory loss. is produces chest pain, increased blood pressure, nystagmus, hypersalivation, amnesia, slured speech

Emotional/Mental Effects

Ketamine distorts perceptions of sight and sound and makes the user feel disconnected and not in control.
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Medical

Used as an anesthetis
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HISTORY

Ketamine was first used in battle as an anesthetic. it was then used in the west coast and spread throughout the country.
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Dangers of use

You can develop Olney's disease, mental impairments, makes genes produce fos proteins which causes cell death, it also makes it harder to experience pleasure. imbalances your dopamine levels.Also death

Addiction

Ketamine is not considered an addictive drug but can produce dependency if use repeatedly.
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Article

New J&J anti-depressant related to 'Special K' party drug

Ransdell Pierson and Reuters | May 23, 2013

NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said it plans to seek approvals for 11 new drugs by 2017, including a treatment for patients with depression who have failed to benefit from standard medications. The intranasal drug, called esketamine, is closely related to a pediatric anesthetic called ketamine that has been shown in academic studies to ease symptoms rapidly in such patients, including a reduction in suicidal thoughts. Ketamine is also the...