(from the article `Epsom and Ewell`) ...county of Surrey, England, at the foot of the North Downs, on the southwestern periphery of Greater London. It became important with the discovery ... Magnesium sulfate, MgSO4, is a colourless, crystalline substance formed by the reaction of magnesium hydroxid...
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MgSO4 Molar mass: 120.3676
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Anhydrous magnesium sulfate is used as a drying agent. Since the anhydrous form is hygroscopic (readily absorbs water from the air) and is therefore difficult to weigh accurately, the hydrate is often preferred when preparing solutions, for example in medical preparations. Epsom salt has been tradi...
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A medication that is administered intramuscularly and intravenously to prevent and treat eclampsia or stop premature labor. Side effects of the medicaiton include maternal muscle weakness, drowsiness, low blood pressure, fast pulse and respiratory distress in the newbron.
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(MS) Type: Term Definitions: 1. active ingredient of most natural laxative waters; used as a promptly acting cathartic in certain poisonings, in the treatment of increased intracranial pressure and edema, as an anticonvulsant in eclampsia (when administered intravenously), in the treatment of...
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A drug used to treat pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (serious complications of pregnancy). Magnesium sulfate is also being studied for its ability to prevent the toxic side effects of certain drugs used to treat colorectal cancer. It is a type of anticonvulsant agent.
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Source of Magnesium, an activator of many enzymes, ATP, Energy metabolism. Helps prevent irritability, tetany.
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