magnesium sulfate

magnesium sulfate n a white anhydrous salt MgSO4 that occurs naturally in hydrated form as Epsom salts and that in the hydrated form MgSO4·7H2O is administered orally to relieve constipation or by injection to treat magnesium deficiency, to control convulsions associated with eclampsia, and to treat symptoms (as hypertension and convulsions) associated with nephritis in children

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[USP] MgSO4·xH2O, a salt used as an anticonvulsant in the prophylaxis and treatment of seizures associated with toxemia of pregnancy; also used as an electrolyte replenisher; administered intramuscularly and intravenously. It is administered orally as a laxative; orally, intramuscularly, or intravenously as a treatment or preventative for hypomagnesemia; and locally as an antiinflammatory. Called also Epsom salt.

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