Q: Ketamine works better in which phase of status epilepticus? (select one)
Ketamine is a good choice if there is no response to benzodiazepines or barbiturates in status epilepticus. Ketamine is more effective in later phase of status epilepticus.
Ketamine is an N-methyl-D-aspartase (NMDA) antagonist. It works better when gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) agonists or promoters (eg, benzodiazepines and barbiturates) have lost some effectiveness.
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