milk of magnesia


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milk of magnesia,

common name for the chemical compound magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2. The viscous, white, mildly alkaline mixture that is used medicinally as an antacid and laxative is a suspension of approximately 8% magnesium hydroxide in water.

milk of magnesia

[′milk əv mag′nē·zhə]
(pharmacology)
A white suspension of magnesium hydroxide in water; used as a cathartic. Also known as magnesia magma.

milk of magnesia

a suspension of magnesium hydroxide in water, used as an antacid and laxative
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The MiraLax group consisted of 20 boys and 8 girls, and the milk of magnesia group had 17 boys and 4 girls.
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Magnesium hydroxide is available in inexpensive over-the-counter preparations such as milk of magnesia.
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The most commonly used laxatives are magnesium compounds such as milk of magnesia and magnesium citrate.
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The bedside tables were scratched and stained with what looked like milk or perhaps Milk of Magnesia.