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a white crystalline powder used chiefly in medicines
The base Mg(OH) that occurs naturally as brucite; it is used as an antacid and in many industrial processes
Magnesium hydroxide is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula of hydrated Mg(OH)2. As a suspension in water, it is often called milk of magnesia because of its milk-like appearance. The solid mineral form of magnesium hydroxide is known as brucite. Magnesium hydroxide is a common component of antacids and laxatives; it interferes with the absorption of folic acid and iron. Magnesium hydroxide has a low solubility in water, with a Ksp of 1.5×10^−11.
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An inorganic compound that occurs in nature as the mineral brucite. It acts as an antacid with cathartic effects.
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