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Published on Aug 12, 2010
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic developed for human and veterinary use. The hydrochloride salt is sold as Ketanest, Ketaset, and Ketalar, or on the street as Special K.
Pharmacologically, ketamine is classified as an NMDA receptor antagonist, and like other drugs of this class such as tiletamine, memantine, and phencyclidine (PCP), induces a state referred to as "dissociative anesthesia." As with other pharmaceuticals of this type, ketamine is used illicitly as a recreational drug.
Ketamine is Schedule III in the United States. This means it is illegal to sell without a DEA license and illegal to buy or possess without a license or prescription.