Electrochemistry Effects Of Ketamine

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While Ketamine does have some stereochemistry effects, used properly and if needed with other anesthetics and at the correct dosage and indication, there is nothing so extremely unique or bad about it in veterinary medicine that I would need to overcome in order to use it in animal patients.

There is one unique issue with Ketamine that all veterinarians must be aware of and need to take into consideration: substance abuse. The illicit use of Ketamine by humans as a recreational drug is a concern to a veterinarian for a couple of reasons. The dissociate effects of Ketamine that have been attributed to the “R” form, results in a general feeling “floating” or “out of body” experiences in human patients during anesthesia recovery (Schottenfeld,
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