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Ketamine abuse: Another facet of the miracle cure Volume 99, issue 8, Octobre 2023

1 Professeur assistante
2 Professeur de l’enseignement supérieur
3 Laboratoire de Neuroscience clinique et Santé mentale, Université Hassan II, faculté de médecine et de pharmacie de Casablanca Centre d’addictologie de Casablanaca, CHU Ibn Rochd, Maroc
* Correspondance : B. Hallab <BouchraHallab@hotmail.com>

Ketamine is a “dissociative anesthetic” with fast-acting analgesic and amnesic properties that has been used for over forty years.

Although ketamine is a relatively safe substance in a medical setting, its abuse has caused serious harm to individuals and society. The aim of this article is to review the history of ketamine, its growing role as a “club drug,” its psychoactive effects, and the withdrawal symptoms associated with ketamine abuse, and to summarize recommendations for its management.