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magnesium hydroxide:

see milk of magnesiamilk 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.
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magnesium hydroxide

[mag′nē·zē·əm hī′dräk‚sīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
Mg(OH)2 A white powder, very slightly soluble in water, decomposing at 350°C; used as an intermediate in extraction of magnesium metal, and as a reagent in the sulfite wood pulp process. Also known as magnesium hydrate.
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magnesium hydroxide

A white powder which is slightly soluble in water; in dolomitic-type limes used in plaster, its presence helps the lime to spread more easily.
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