What is Ketamine? Ketamine is an NMDA antagonist meaning it blocks the NMDA (N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE) brain receptor. It is a schedule III anesthetic agent that was approved by the FDA in 1970.
Historically, Ketemine has been used as an anesthetic medication during surgery. In recent years, the use of low dose intravenous ketamine (single dose) has been used in severely depressed patients to quickly decrease/abort depressed mood. Because of the rapid reduction in symptoms, the