magnesium sulfate


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

Examples of magnesium sulfate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dose was combined with an intravenous infusion of one gram of magnesium sulfate given before the pill, meant to address ibogaine's risks in delaying normal electrical signals that control heart rhythm, which can result in death. Eduardo Cuevas, USA TODAY, 5 Jan. 2024 Probably because Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate and helps with muscle and joint pain. Sheah Rarback, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The rocks in the lines that separate individual hexagons are largely a mixture of calcium and magnesium sulfates, which will readily precipitate out of water as conditions get drier. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 9 Aug. 2023 Meanwhile, magnesium sulfate, hemp seed oil and matricaria flower boost skin barrier function while hydrating. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Epsom salt contains magnesium sulfate, which can help draw out toxins from the body when dissolved in warm water during a bath or used in a sauna session. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 25 July 2023 For sore and tired muscles, anything with pure Epsom salts (a.k.a. magnesium sulfate), along with essential oils like peppermint and eucalyptus, might help to relieve discomfort. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 12 Jan. 2023 In a study published in the journal Nature back in December, researchers crunched data from Dawn and concluded that Ceres’ spots are likely caused by hydrated magnesium sulfate — similar to Epsom salt — that’s present at the bottom of craters. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, 22 Mar. 2016 For good or ill, Mars also has vast salt deposits made of calcium sulfate, iron sulfate and magnesium sulfate. Korey Haynes, Discover Magazine, 25 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of magnesium sulfate was in 1869

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“Magnesium sulfate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

magnesium sulfate

: any of several sulfates of magnesium
especially : epsom salt

Medical Definition

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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