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milk of magnesia

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.

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milk of magnesia

milk of mag·ne·sia • n. a white suspension of hydrated magnesium carbonate in water, used as an antacid or laxative.

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milk of magnesia

milk of magnesia Magnesium hydroxide solution used as an antacid and laxative.

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