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Definition of Magnesia

Magnesia: Named after a town in present day Turkey where an ore containing magnesium carbonate was mined. Milk of Magnesia, the laxative, is magnesium hydroxide.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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