Glossary Of Terms - K
KETAMINE - is a short-acting but powerful general anaesthetic which depresses the nervous system and causes a temporary loss of body sensation. That is why it has been used for operating on humans and animals. It has powerful hallucinogenic qualities that distorts objects and reality.
KHAT - catha edulis (khat) is a herbal substance containing may different compounds. Its main effects are due to two compounds with stimulant properties similar to, but less powerful than, amphetamines. Stimulants speed up your mind and body. It comes from a leafy green plant of the same name. Used mostly in Africa, Khat is becoming more common in Europe - particularly in some immigrant communities.