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Magnesium Hydroxide (Code C29262)

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Preferred Name: Magnesium Hydroxide

Definition: A solution of magnesium hydroxide with antacid and laxative properties. Milk of magnesium exerts its antacid activity in low doses such that all hydroxide ions that enter the stomach are used to neutralize stomach acid. This agent exerts its laxative effect in higher doses so that hydroxide ions are able to move from the stomach to the intestines where they attract and retain water, thereby increasing intestinal movement (peristalsis) and inducing the urge to defecate.

Label: Magnesium Hydroxide

NCI Thesaurus Code: C29262 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0024476  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Magnesium Hydroxide
Milk of Magnesia

External Source Codes: 
CAS Registry Number 1309-42-8 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)
ChEBI ID CHEBI:6637 (see ChEBI info)
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 537610
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 537610 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0024476

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Chemical_Formula Mg.2HO
code C29262
Contributing_Source FDA
Legacy_Concept_Name Milk_of_Magnesium
Semantic_Type Inorganic Chemical
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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