magnesium hydroxide

a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, Mg(OH)2, used chiefly in medicine as an antacid and as a laxative.

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  • Magnesium hydroxide — IUPAC name Magnesium hydroxide …   Wikipedia

  • magnesium hydroxide — n. (Chem.) A slightly alkaline chemical substance, {Mg(OH)2}, the active principle in the antacid milk of magnesia, also used as a laxative. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • magnesium hydroxide — n a slightly alkaline crystalline compound Mg(OH)2 that is obtained by hydration of magnesia or by precipitation (as from seawater by lime in the production of magnesium chloride) as a white nearly insoluble powder and is used chiefly in medicine …   Medical dictionary

  • magnesium hydroxide — noun a white crystalline powder used chiefly in medicines • Hypernyms: ↑hydroxide, ↑hydrated oxide * * * noun : a slightly alkaline crystalline compound Mg(OH)2 that occurs naturally as brucite, is obtained by hydration of magnesia or by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • magnesium hydroxide — a magnesium salt used as an osmotic laxative to treat constipation. It is also combined with aluminium hydroxide in antacid preparations …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • magnesium hydroxide — noun Date: circa 1909 a slightly alkaline crystalline compound Mg(OH)2 used especially as a laxative and gastric antacid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • magnesium hydroxide — noun The base Mg(OH) that occurs naturally as brucite; it is used as an antacid and in many industrial processes …   Wiktionary

  • magnesium hydroxide — magne′sium hydrox′ide n. chem. a white, crystalline, slightly water soluble powder, Mg(OH)2, used as an antacid and laxative • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Магния Гидроксид (Magnesium Hydroxide) — магниевая соль, по своему применению и оказываемому на организм человека воздействию сходная с карбонатом магния. Торговое название: магниевое молочко (Milk of Magnesia). Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Magnesium carbonate — Magnesium carbonate …   Wikipedia

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