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Ketamine, a dissociative anesthetic is widely used by non anesthesiologists for analgesia and sedation of children for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the emergency department and other non-operating-room settings for carrying out different procedures3.
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that induces a trance-like state accompanied by sedation, amnesia, analgesia, and immobilization (Borker et al.
Developed to replace phencyclidine (PCP) as a dissociative anesthetic, ketamine is used most commonly in veterinary medicine.

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