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Monday, October 13, 2008

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...Ketamine is also known on the street as "Crytal Meth"...

A quibble -- I think these are two separate substances.

Pharmacologically, ketamine is classified as an NMDA receptor antagonist,[2] and at high, fully anesthetic level doses, ketamine has also been found to bind to opioid μ receptors and sigma receptors.[3] Like other drugs of this class such as tiletamine and phencyclidine (PCP), it induces a state referred to as "dissociative anesthesia"[4] and is used as a recreational drug.

versus

Methamphetamine (/mɛθæmfɛtəmiːn/, also known as methylamphetamine, N-methylamphetamine or desoxyephedrine) is a psychostimulant and sympathomimetic drug. It is a member of the family of phenylethylamines.
I look forward with great interest to more work on the use of ketamine. If the first tests are any indication, they could free two or three close friends and one close relative from a lifelong bondage to depression and/or the drugs they have to take for depression.

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