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A cyclohexanone derivative used for induction of anesthesia. Its mechanism of action is not well understood, but ketamine can block NMDA receptors (RECEPTORS, N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE) and may interact with sigma receptors.

Year introduced: 1973

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Tree Number(s): D02.455.426.392.368.367.652

MeSH Unique ID: D007649

Registry Number: 690G0D6V8H

Entry Terms:

  • 2-(2-Chlorophenyl)-2-(methylamino)cyclohexanone
  • Ketalar
  • CI-581
  • CI581
  • CI 581
  • Ketanest
  • Ketamine Hydrochloride
  • Calipsol
  • Calypsol
  • Kalipsol
  • Ketaset

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