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.
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milk of magnesia

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


n.
a milky white suspension in water of magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2, used as an antacid or laxative.
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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
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Translations

milk of magnesia

nlatte di magnesia
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milk of magnesia

n leche f de magnesia
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