milk of magnesia

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



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Origin of milk of magnesia

First recorded in 1875–80; formerly trademark
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British Dictionary definitions for milk of magnesia

milk of magnesia


a suspension of magnesium hydroxide in water, used as an antacid and laxative
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Medical definitions for milk of magnesia

milk of magnesia


A milky white aqueous suspension of magnesium hydroxide used as an antacid and a laxative.
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