milk of magnesia


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milk of magnesia

n.
A milky white aqueous suspension of magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2, used as an antacid and a laxative.

milk of magnesia

n
(Pharmacology) a suspension of magnesium hydroxide in water, used as an antacid and laxative

milk′ of magne′sia


n.
a milky white suspension in water of magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2, used as an antacid or laxative.
[1875–80; formerly trademark]
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Noun1.milk of magnesia - purgative consisting of a milky white liquid suspension of magnesium hydroxidemilk of magnesia - purgative consisting of a milky white liquid suspension of magnesium hydroxide; used as a laxative and (in smaller doses) as an antacid
aperient, cathartic, physic, purgative - a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
Translations

milk of magnesia

nlatte di magnesia

milk of magnesia

n leche f de magnesia
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Still packaged in its original blue bottles, Phillips Milk of Magnesia has been in medicine cabinets since 1872.
The treatment of choice for functional constipation with faecal retention in children is hydration and laxatives such as milk of magnesia (which chemically is magnesium hydroxide) at 1-2 ml/ kg/day.
The increasing comfort in using polyethylene glycol in infants and children is good news because magnesium citrate and Milk of Magnesia may cause concern since there is a possible risk of magnesium poisoning in the littlest patients.
You prescribe calcitonin, acetaminophen, oxycodone, and polyethylene glycol or Milk of Magnesia as needed to produce a bowel movement every day.
His daughter Vicky described how he would drink milk of magnesia for chronic indigestion then jump up and down because he had forgotten to shake the bottle.
Twice within 48 hours, a nervous tension built slowly in my stomach that would normally have me reaching for the Milk of Magnesia.
Dabbing a small amount of milk of magnesia on the canker sore three to four times a day (with help from your parents) may speed healing.
Everyday items like milk of magnesia and aspirin are still being handed over as part of Wales' free prescription scheme, the Western Mail can reveal today.
She uses a combination of treatments including milk of magnesia, fiber, and stool softeners, and mineral oil, to help steer patients through recovery.
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There is insufficient evidence regarding the efficacy of stool softeners or milk of magnesia.
I treated them with two lots of milk of magnesia and something to settle their stomachs, and it seems to have done the trick.