Ketamine, Revival of a Versatile Intravenous Anaesthetic

  • Johan Raeder
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 523)


Ketamine has been in clinical use for more than 35 years for emergency cases and field surgery. However, there still remains much to discover about this compound and the clinical applications of ketamine have expanded considerably from its initial use as a dissociative anaesthetic. Presently the analgesic and immunologic properties are continuously been explored, as well as its use for total intravenous anaesthesia.


Total Intravenous Anaesthesia Secondary Hyperalgesia Ketamine Infusion Oral Ketamine Epidural Ketamine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johan Raeder
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  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiologyUllevaal University HospitalOsloNorway

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