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Jenna Freeman

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of ketamine

Street Names Cat Valium, K, Special-K, and Vitamin K are some of the street names for ketamine. Ketamine Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic developed in 1936 to replace PCP and currently used in human anesthesia and veterinary medicine. What is it ? How it enters the body ? Ketamine enters the body by being swallowed or snorted. Ketamine is odorless and tasteless so it can be added to beverages without being detected. Short-Term Effects Ketamine can cause dream-like states and hallucinations. Users report sensations ranging from a pleasant feeling to a terryifing experienace of almost complete sensory detachment. Long-Term Effects Low dose intoxication from ketamine results in impaired attention, learning ability, and memory. In high doses ketamine can cause delirium, amnesia, impaired motor function, high blood pressure, depression, and potentially fatal respitory problems. cited sources

Medical Uses Ketamine is used for human anesthesia and in veterinary medicine Who Uses It ? There are 1.4 percent of eighth graders using ketamine. The percent of tenth graders using it is 2.8, and 4.1 percent of twelveth graders use it. interesting facts ketamine is such a powerful drug that when injected there is a risk of losing all motor skills before the injection is complete. .
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