magnesium silicate

noun

: a silicate that is approximately Mg2Si3O8·nH2O, is obtained by precipitation as a white powder, and is used chiefly in medicine as a gastric antacid adsorbent and coating (as in the treatment of ulcers)

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“Magnesium silicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/magnesium%20silicate. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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