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"Ketamine" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A cyclohexanone derivative used for induction of anesthesia. Its mechanism of action is not well understood, but ketamine can block NMDA receptors (RECEPTORS, N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE) and may interact with sigma receptors.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ketamine" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Ketamine" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 201 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 20 publications in 2016 and 2017
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