oa South African Medical Journal - Effects of intrathecal saline and ketamine with and without preservative on the spinal nerve roots of monkeys

Volume 61, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Ketamine, a cataleptic analgesic substance which theoretically may block pain receptors in the spinal cord, providing pain relief without respiratory depression, was injected intrathecally with or without benzethonium chloride 0,1 mg/ml (a preservative) into 8 monkeys under anaesthesia.

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