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what makes someone crave ketamine?

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Dr. Rita Agarwal
34 years experience Anesthesiology
Addiction: Ketamine causes dysphoria, analgesia and sedation. It is an NMDA antagonist and may have antidepressant effects. Just like with any other medication there is a always a potential for addiction and craving.
Answered on Jun 10, 2017
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