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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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.
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He then resumes methylcellulose and starts taking magnesium hydroxide chewable tablets (Milk of Magnesia) every 2 to 4 days as needed for constipation.