Epsom salts definition

  • noun:
    • typical title for magnesium sulfate. Pre-owned as a laxative as well as in the preparation of tofu as a coagulator. Formerly commonly used as a medicated soaking answer.
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    • hydrated magnesium sulfate which taken orally to treat heartburn and constipation and injected to prevent seizures
    • (used with one noun) hydrated magnesium sulfate used as a laxative
  • others:
    • Sulphate of magnesia having cathartic characteristics; -- originally served by boiling down the mineral seas at Epsom, The united kingdomt, -- whence the name; afterwards prepared from sea-water; but now from certain minerals, as from siliceous hydrate of magnesia.

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