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milk of magnesia


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A milky white aqueous suspension of magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2, used as an antacid and a laxative.

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  • n. A milky-white solution of magnesium hydroxide, used as a saline osmotic laxative and as an antacid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. purgative consisting of a milky white liquid suspension of magnesium hydroxide; used as a laxative and (in smaller doses) as an antacid


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  • In years past it was advertised with the following slogan: "Take MOM in the PM, for BM (bowel movement) in the AM." - Wikipedia

    October 7, 2009