ketamine therapy

What is Ketamine-Assisted Therapy

Ketamine is a medication that has a variety of medical and recreational uses, but it is most well-known for its anesthetic and analgesic properties. Here are some key points about ketamine: Medical Use: Ketamine was developed in the 1960s as an anesthetic, and it is still used today for this purpose. It’s especially valuable in situations where rapid induction of anesthesia is needed, such as in emergency medicine or for certain surgical procedures. NMDA Receptor: Ketamine primarily works by blocking the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor, which is involved in the transmission of pain signals in the central nervous system. This makes it an effective pain management medication. Recreational Use: Ketamine has gained popularity as a recreational drug due to its dissociative and halluc...

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