a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, Mg(OH) 2 , used chiefly in medicine as an antacid and as a laxative.
magnesium hydroxide n.
A white powder used as an antacid and a laxative.
noun 1. the strongly actinic white light produced when magnesium is burned: used in photography, signaling, pyrotechnics, etc.
noun, Chemistry. 1. . noun 1. a white tasteless substance occurring naturally as periclase: used as an antacid and laxative and in refractory materials, such as crucibles and fire bricks. Formula: MgO Also called magnesia magnesium oxide n. A white powdery compound having a high melting point (2,800°C), used in food packaging, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.
noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, tasteless, water-insoluble powder, MgO 2 , used as an antiseptic and as an oxidizing and bleaching agent.
- Magnesium salicylate
magnesium salicylate n. A sodium-free salicylate derivative with anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic actions, used for relief of mild to moderate pain.