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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.

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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A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 60 women with urinary urge incontinence showed significantly greater decreases in the mean number of urge incontinence episodes, mocturia, and the frequency of micturition m women who received 350 mg of magnesium hydroxide twice daily, compared with those on placebo, said Dr.
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