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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galperin
32 years experience Pain Management
Ketamine: Some people are abusing it, you should not, it is clinically used by an experienced anesthesiologist
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gabor Racz
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Pain and anesthesia: Ketamine is a controlled substance. Addictive, Dissociates the brain and an NMDA antagonist Causes nystagmus, halucination double vision- should be u ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Complicated: but the hippocampus and cortex are both effected. It can cause dissociation and over excitement. It odd a common drug of abuse, but is also used for ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Ketamine: is a NMDA receptor antagonist as potential analgesics in the management of chronic pain. It inhibits a neural communication between the thalamus and t ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
17 years experience Anesthesiology
Ketamine: Ketamine acts on NMDA receptor )N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptors). They are present throughout the cerebral cortex and are also present in the hippocam ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
50 years experience Anesthesiology
Ketamine Does..: Conversion of tyrosine to Dopamine is initiated (in part) by tyrosine hydroxylase (th). Long-term abuse of ketamine has been shown to cause "up regula ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
26 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: The drugs that stimulate especially methamphetamines but also nmda (ecstacy) and GHB can cause permanent brain injury. I personally have seen several ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe: By enduring pain, i assume you're referring to what we call chronic pain. There are studies that suggest differences in brain anatomy & function in th ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Finkelstein
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
It depends: On the cause, usually most brain injries can be improved with intensive therapy. This is not an easy questions to answer without more details.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
36 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : It depends on cause and how severe. Often, through therapy, your brain can learn to compensate. It can take time, hard work but with dermination I hav ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Topiramate: Topiramate can cause a number of side effects but they are not permanent.

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