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Ketamine

Johnson & Johnson

Drug Names(s): Ketamine

Description: Ketamine is an N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist, and has been reported to have effects on other receptors as well (opioid, monoaminergic, muscarinic, and voltage sensitive Ca ion channels, but not GABA receptors). At lower doses than that approved for use as an anesthetic, ketamine has been reported in the medical literature to be an effective medication for the treatment of postoperative pain, neuropathic pain and pain during emergency medical procedures.


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