\maɡnˈiːzi͡ə], \maɡnˈiːziə], \m_a_ɡ_n_ˈiː_z_iə]\
Definitions of MAGNESIA
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
This is obtained by exposing carbonate of magnesia to a strong heat. It is inodorous; taste very slightly bitter; in the form of a white, light, spongy, soft powder. S. g. 2-3; requiring 2000 times its weight of water for its solution. It is antacid, and laxative when it meets with acid in the stomach. Dose, gr. x to in water or milk.
Ellis's, see Magnesia.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Originally, black oxid of manganese, so called from confusion with magnetic iron ore. This was subsequently called m. nigra, and the term m. alba was given to what is now known as magnesium carbonate, and is still used occasionally. In German medical literature the term magnesia usually refers to the carbonate, in English medical literature to the oxid, MgO, but blocks of magnesium carbonate are commonly called magnesia by the laity. M. is obtained by the calcination of magnesium carbonate; it is odorless, has a slightly alkaline taste, and shows a faint alkaline reaction when moistened; it is insoluble in alcohol and only slightly soluble in water. When occurring in the form of powder, it is designated according to its density as light m. and heavy m. The magnesia of the U. S. Ph., 1890 (magnesii oxidum, U. S. Ph., viii) is light m.; a light powder, white and fine, devoid of odor and having an earthy taste.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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