attapulgite

(at″ә-pul┬┤jīt) a clay mineral that contains aluminum silicate and is the main ingredient of fuller's earth; activated attapulgite is a heat-treated form that is administered orally in the treatment of diarrhea.
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attapulgite

(from the article `palygorskite`) ...as to develop extended lathlike features that give rise to the fibrous morphology. The mineral occurs in sediments from playa lakes and saline ... ...that contain metal ions such as magnesium, sodium, and calcium within their structure. Montmorillonite is the principal clay mineral in fuller`s ... ...
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