The History of Ketamine
Ketamine has a rich history, being first synthesized in 1962 by professor Calvin L. Stevens of chemistry at Duke University Medical College and garnering attention from researchers around the world ever since.
In addition to its use as an anesthetic, recent studies show that ketamine can relieve various mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD.
How Does Ketamine Work for Mood Disorders?
Ketamine works by acting on glutamate receptors, which cause a cascade effect – thus giving rise to increased communication between different parts within your mental framework.
This includes shuttered regions such as those associated with emotional regulation or motivation – returning them into service once more!
How Does Ketamine Work for Chronic Pain?
Research has found the NMDA receptor is involved in the modulation of pain signals. That means that ketamine can block these channels, inhibiting pain signals to the brain.
This suppression of pain (known as “analgesia”) is typically transient, and its duration depends on the dose administered, but it has some lasting effects.
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