Epsom salts

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Epsom salts

pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
Hydrated magnesium sulfate, MgSO4·7H2O, used as a cathartic and as an agent to reduce inflammation.

[After Epsom, former name of Epsom and Ewell, England.]
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Epsom salts

n
(Medicine) (functioning as singular or plural) a medicinal preparation of hydrated magnesium sulphate, used as a purgative
[C18: named after Epsom, where they occur naturally in the water]
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Ep·som salts

(ĕp′səm)
A bitter, colorless, crystalline salt, used in making textiles, in fertilizers, for medical purposes, and as an additive to bath water to soothe the skin. It consists of hydrated magnesium sulfate.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Epsom salts - hydrated magnesium sulfate that is taken orally to treat heartburn and constipation and injected to prevent seizuresEpsom salts - hydrated magnesium sulfate that is taken orally to treat heartburn and constipation and injected to prevent seizures
magnesium sulfate - a salt of magnesium
2.Epsom salts - (used with a singular noun) hydrated magnesium sulfate used as a laxative
aperient, cathartic, physic, purgative - a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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Translations

Epsom salts

[ˈepsɒmˌsɔːlts] NPLepsomita fsing
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Epsom salts

pl(Epsomer) Bittersalz nt
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Merck) used were Na 2 CO 3 , CaCl 2 , NaHCO 3 , K 2 HPO 4 , CH 3 COONa, KCl, CaSO 4 , KNO 3 , KI, MgSO 4 , AlCl 3 .
The independent variables used were substrate concentration (X 1 ), MgSO 4 (X 3 ) and yeast extract (X 6 ) and their levels are mentioned in Table III.
(3) The concentration was maintained by giving 2.5gm mgso 4 every 4 hourly intramuscularly in alternate buttocks, Monitoring urine output, knee jerks, and respiratory rate until 24 hrs after delivery.