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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Facts About Ketamine

Ketamine is a powerful hallucinogen, often referred to as Special K.
it is Used as an anasthetic in both veterinary and human medicin. however, due to the hallucinations which may be caused by ketamine, it is no longer typically used as a primary anesthetic in humans. There is ongoing research in France, the Netherlands, Russia, Australia and the US into the drug's usefulness in pain therapy, depression suppression, and for the treatment of alcoholism and heroin addiction.

Ketamine has become popular for recriational use because of it's hallucinogen effects. This misuse increased through the end of the last century, especially in the context of raves and other parties.

Ketamine is sold in either powdered or liquid form. In its powdered form it can be insufflated, injected, or taken orally (though this works as a laxative). The smoke has a distinctive bitter taste but the onset of the high is much faster, the effects dissipate quickly however.
Ketamine is typically injected into the leg, the onset for IM is about one minute. Heavy ketamine users solely use IM as their primary method of administration due to the bypassing of the liver, its increased efficiency, and smoother high.
Oral use usually requires more material, but results in a longer trip.

Users may experience worlds or dimensions that are ineffable, all the while being completely unaware of their individual identities or the external world. Users may not even remember their own names, or even know that they are human, or what that means. Movement is extremely difficult, and a user may not be aware that he or she has a body at all.

Side-effects include: hallucinations, dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, increase in heart rate, slurred speech, confusion, disorientation, sedation, cardiovascular problems and, respiratory depression.
Chronic use of ketamine may lead to irreversible bladder damage, cognitive impairments including memory problems and, it can also cause psychosis.

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