The chemical name of ketamine is 2-(2-chlorophenyl)-2-(methylamino)-
cyclohexanone, an arylcycloalkylamine. It is structurally related to phencyclidine
(PCP: ‘angel dust’) and cyclohexamine. It occurs in racemic form and
also as the S-enantiomer.
Registered names (for human use) are: Ketalar, Ketamine Panpharma,
Registered names (for veterinary use) are: Ketalar, Ketaminol Vet., Clorketam,
Imalgene, Anesketin, Ketamine Ceva, Vetalar Vet., Narketan, Ketaset.
Ketamine is known in Member States by the street names: K, special K,
kit kat, tac et tic, cat valium, vitamin K, ket, super K and others.