magnesium sulfite

magnesium sulfite

[mag′nē·zē·əm ′səl‚fīt]
(inorganic chemistry)
MgSO3·6H2O A white, crystalline powder; insoluble in alcohol, slightly soluble in water; used in medicine and paper pulp.
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They also noted, however, that "a mortality advantage could not be excluded." From 1996 to 2000, a total of 1,255 pregnant women who were expected to give birth within 24 hours, at less than 30 weeks' gestation, were randomized to receive either 4 g of intravenous magnesium sulfite with 1 g/hour thereafter or saline placebo.