Ketalar: Update

  • G. Silvay
  • D. P. Desiderio
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin / Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 190)


The use of intravenous anesthetic techniques has gained in popularity over recent years. This has resulted from the increasing availability of intravenous agents, the rising cost of volatile anesthetic agents, and the concern over operating room pollution [1-3]. The search for an “ideal” intravenous anesthetic agent led to the clinical evaluation of ketamine. Ketamine synthesized by Stevens in 1963 was first introduced for clinical trials in 1970 [4, 5].


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  • D. P. Desiderio

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