On the afternoon of this December 15, it was announced that the cause of death of the great actor of ‘Friends‘, Matthew Perry, was for Ketamine overdose.
Media indicate that, according to the report of the authorities investigators of the case, this death is considered “accidental”.
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According to initial reports, factors that contributed to the acclaimed actor’s death included drowning, Coronary artery disease and the effects of buprenorphine. Matthew had been receiving a ketamine infusion therapy.
Faced with this news, thousands of users and fans of the actor have wondered What is ketamine?Well, here we will tell you.
WHAT IS KETAMINE? THE ANESTHETIC LINKED TO THE DEATH OF MATTHEW PERRY
It’s about a dissociative anestheticdeveloped for use in medicine vet. However, it has also been used in humans in the field of anesthesia and the pain relief.
Ketamine is classified as a ‘drug’List III‘. That is, it has a moderate but accepted potential for abuse. for strictly medical use. This according to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA, for its acronym in English).
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Likewise, studies have been carried out with this substance for the treatment of depression resistant to treatment, post-traumatic stress disorder and complex regional pain syndrome.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY KETAMINE?
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the general effects caused by this substance are hallucinations, confusion, incrise of cardiac frecuency and blood pressure, as well as disorders of the memory.
Be warned that prolonged use of ketamine may result in psychological dependence.
Other effects of said anesthetic are physical relaxation, disinhibition, lack of coordination and reduced motor capacity. It also works as a sedative.
WHAT DOES KETAMINE CAUSE IN THE LONG TERM?
There are reports that ketamine has already been used as a drug recreational for its properties dissociative and hallucinogenic.
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Abuse of this substance can cause kidney damage, cognitive difficulties and psychological problems.
With information from Milenio.