from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A general anesthetic given intravenously or intramuscularly and used especially for minor surgical procedures in which muscle relaxation is not required.
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- n. a pain-killing drug and anaesthetic
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- n. a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP
ket(o)- + amine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)