magnesium sulfate


Definition of magnesium sulfate

: a sulfate of magnesium: such as
a : a white salt MgSO4 used in medicine and in industry

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Recent Examples on the Web Epsom salt is actually magnesium sulfate, a water-soluble salt that gets its name from a saline spring in Epsom, England. Dr. Michael Daignault, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2022 For the more dedicated: In early spring use a mixture combining equal parts Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate), alfalfa and Osmocote 14-14-14 pellet fertilizer. Earl Nickel, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Apr. 2022 An analysis of Miami water indicated high levels of magnesium sulfate, an inorganic salt found in most tap water and used commercially as a fermentation aid. New York Times, 3 May 2021 The big exception was magnesium sulfate, which seemed to enhance most of the spectrum, especially in the green-to-red region. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 10 Nov. 2020 Observations by spacecraft and ground telescopes alike show that the terrain is sprinkled with chemical compounds such as sodium chloride and magnesium sulfate. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 10 Nov. 2020 Epsom salts is the layperson's term for magnesium sulfate, a mineral compound known for its soothing and healing effect on muscles. Kate Tully Ellsworth, USA TODAY, 8 Oct. 2020 Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate and provides those lacking nutrients to prevent the blossom end rot condition. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 22 Apr. 2020 Dawn detergent won't affect the dandelion, and Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate., 17 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of magnesium sulfate

1869, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of magnesium sulfate

: a white anhydrous salt MgSO4 that occurs naturally in hydrated form as Epsom salts and that in the hydrated form MgSO4·7H2O is administered orally to relieve constipation or by injection to treat magnesium deficiency, to control convulsions associated with eclampsia, and to treat symptoms (as hypertension and convulsions) associated with nephritis in children

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