Definitions for magnesium hydroxide
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a white, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, Mg(OH)2, used as an antacid and laxative.
Origin of magnesium hydroxide:
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
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An inorganic compound that occurs in nature as the mineral brucite. It acts as an antacid with cathartic effects.
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