NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,327 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- ketamine hydrochloride
- listen (KEE-tuh-meen HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
- A drug used to cause a loss of feeling and awareness and to induce sleep in patients having surgery. It is also being studied in the treatment of nerve pain caused by chemotherapy. Ketamine hydrochloride blocks pathways to the brain that are involved in sensing pain. It is a type of general anesthetic. Also called Ketalar.