Arrests for possession of Ketamine have increased from 33 in 2010 to 41 last year.
What does K stand for?
K stands for Ketamine (animal tranquilizer/disassociative)
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- Kell Blood Group
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- Kelvin (thermodynamic temperature scale)
- Keratometric Reading (contact lens fitting term)
- Kerrang! (British Magazine and TV Channel)
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Samples in periodicals archive:
Ketamine works on an entirely different type of neurotransmitter system than current antidepressants, which can take months to improve symptoms of depression and do not work at all for one out of every three patients.
In the near future, the anesthetic agent ketamine could play an important role in the treatment of patients who are depressed - and even suicidal.
Introduction Ketamine (KT) is a synthetic available anesthetic that has been used in human & animal operations for almost 35 years.
SAN ANTONIO -- A single postpartum low dose of ketamine significantly and persistently reduced pain for up to 6 weeks after cesarean delivery compared with placebo, but there were no significant differences in chronic pain or depression between the two groups at 1 year, in a randomized, double-blind study of 82 women.
Looking for a faster onset of action Research initiated at Yale University and later extended to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has explored the use of ketamine to help understand and address the delayed-onset action of currently available antidepressants.
But scientists say ketamine could act as a guide to highly-promising new treatments for depression.