Ketamine for analgesia (248kb)
Michael Daley, Justin C Roberts, Stephen Washington
British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 73, Iss. 6, 13 Jun 2012, pp 358
Ketamine is a phencyclidine derivative and is a well-established anaesthetic drug with a variety of uses. It is a non-competitive inhibitor of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor producing a state of 'dissociative anaesthesia'.