magnesium hydroxide

noun

Definition of magnesium hydroxide

  1. :  a slightly alkaline crystalline compound Mg(OH)2 used especially as a laxative and gastric antacid

First Known Use of magnesium hydroxide

circa 1909


Medical Dictionary

magnesium hydroxide

noun

Medical Definition of magnesium hydroxide

  1. :  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 as an antacid and laxative—see milk of magnesia



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