MAGNESII SULPHAS (U.S., BR.)
\mˈaɡniːzˌɪa͡ɪ sˈʌlfəz jˌuːˈɛs], \mˈaɡniːzˌɪaɪ sˈʌlfəz jˌuːˈɛs], \m_ˈa_ɡ_n_iː_z_ˌɪ__aɪ s_ˈʌ_l_f_ə_z__ j_ˌuː_ˈɛ_s]\
Definitions of MAGNESII SULPHAS (U.S., BR.)
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Magnesium sulphate, Epsom salt, occurs in the form of acicular crystals (sometimes confused, with untoward result, with those of oxalic acid), of bitter, disagreeable, saline taste, soluble in water; purgative in doses of 3 1/2 (16.0); externally employed as an analgesic in arthritis and other superficial inflammations; magnesium sulphate is the active ingredient of most of the advertised natural laxative waters.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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