Short Communication Open Access
Volume 1 | Issue 1 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.33696/dentistry.1.001

The Health Effects of the Abuse of Ketamine

  • 1Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care, NYU College of Dentistry, New York, USA
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Corresponding Author

William James Maloney, wjm10@nyu.edu

Received Date: November 08, 2018

Accepted Date: November 29, 2018


Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic which is used in powdered or liquid form. A number of individuals have abused this drug or have been instrumental in others using this drug as a “date-rape” drug. Abuse of ketamine can result in a number of systemic manifestations including gastrointestinal issues, depression, and respiratory problems and amnesia. Serious debilitating urinary tract symptoms are also seen frequently in those individuals who abuse ketamine.


Ketamine; Anesthetic; Phencyclidine; Delirium; Hallucinations; Depression; Psychedelic; Addiction

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