Ketamine: Pharmacology Revisited

Somchai Amornyotin
  • International Journal of Anesthesiology Research, December 2014, Pharma Publisher
  • DOI: 10.14205/2310-9394.2014.02.02.4

Ketamine: Pharmacology Revisited

What is it about?

Ketamine, an old intravenous anesthetic, is a non-narcotic and non-barbiturate drug. It mainly works by noncompetitive antagonist at the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors.

Why is it important?

Ketamine has several properties of the ideal anesthetic agent. Therefore, its properties are interesting in various clinical settings, although it can produce the psychological adverse effects.


Somchai Amornyotin
Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

This present short review aims to describe the pharmacology of ketamine.

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