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magnesium

 (Mg) [mag-ne´ze-um]
a chemical element, atomic number 12, atomic weight 24.312. (See Appendix 6.) Its salts are essential in nutrition, being required for the activity of many enzymes, especially those concerned with oxidative phosphorylation. It is found in the intra- and extracellular fluids and is excreted in urine and feces. The normal serum level is approximately 2 mEq/L. Magnesium deficiency causes irritability of the nervous system with tetany, vasodilation, convulsions, tremors, depression, and psychotic behavior.
Homeostasis of magnesium in extracellular fluids. The normal serum magnesium level is regulated by intestinal and renal function. Most of the body's magnesium is stored in bones, muscle, and soft tissue. From Malarkey and McMorrow, 2000.
magnesium carbonate an antacid.
magnesium chloride an electrolyte replenisher and a pharmaceutic necessity for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis fluids.
magnesium citrate a saline laxative used for bowel evacuation before diagnostic procedures or surgery of the colon; administered orally.
magnesium hydroxide an antacid and cathartic.
magnesium oxide an antacid and a sorbent in pharmaceutical preparations; called also magnesia.
magnesium salicylate see salicylate.
magnesium silicate MgSiO3, a silicate salt of magnesium; the most common hydrated forms found in nature are asbestos and talc.
magnesium sulfate Epsom salt; an anticonvulsant and electrolyte replenisher, also used as a laxative and local antiinflammatory.
magnesium trisilicate a combination of magnesium oxide and silicon dioxide with varying proportions of water; used as a gastric antacid.

magnesium hydroxide

n.
A white powder, Mg(OH)2, used as an antacid and laxative.

magnesium hydroxide

An antacid and laxative drug. The drug is on the WHO official list. Brand names of preparations containing it are Diovol, Maalox, Mucaine and Mucogel.
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June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation will expand production capacities for its mineral-based flame retardants, MARTINAL(R) fine precipitated aluminum trihydrate (ATH) and MAGNIFIN(R) high-purity magnesium hydroxide.
The new dual buffer tablet product is an immediate-release proton pump inhibitor (PPI) that combines omeprazole with the antacids sodium bicarbonate and magnesium hydroxide.
Albemarle is a leading supplier of specialty aluminum and magnesium hydroxide flame retardants for a variety of resins and end-use applications, including plastics and rubber for wire and cable, coatings, laminates and construction materials.
Martin Marietta Magnesia Specialties is a leading supplier of magnesium hydroxide slurry for use in environmental, electric power generation and paper pulp bleaching applications.
Alumina Trihydrate in Styrenes 151 Antimony Oxide in Styrenes 151 Bromine in Styrenes 151 Chlorine in Styrenes 151 Phosphorus in Styrenes 152 Magnesium Hydroxide in Styrenes 152 Other Chemicals in Styrenes 152 TEXTILES 152 TEXTILE CLASSIFICATIONS 153 Non-Durable 153 Semi-Durable 154 Durable 154 TYPES OF TEXTILES 154 Natural Fibers 154 Synthetic Fabrics 155 Blended Fabrics 155 MARKET SIZE OF FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS IN TEXTILES 155
Also Hydramax magnesium hydroxides and hydroxyl carbonates and Hydrax alumina hydrates ranging from 1-10 microns.
Although standard FKMs can be compounded with only magnesium hydroxide, their cure rate is too slow to be viable for most commercial applications.
HEM has been a trusted supplier of flame retardants and smoke suppressants for more than 30 years and produces value-added alumina trihydrate (ATH), magnesium hydroxide (MDH) and molybdate-based products and provides technical expertise for a variety of end-use applications, including carpet backing, fiber reinforced plastics, roofing, silicone rubber and wire and cable.
Furnish one pallet (40 bags at 55 lb per bag) of Magnesium Hydroxide (dry) each Pallet shall contain, Furnish four (4) Magnesium Hydroxide slurry feed pumps each rated for 100 GPD for pH adjustment.
Suppliers (trading companies) of Magnesium hydroxide (including contact details)
March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of flame retardants, announced today that it will increase the global prices for its MAGNIFIN magnesium hydroxide flame retardants up to 12%, depending on packaging type and grade, on all shipments made after April 1st, 2010 or as contracts allow.
Walter compared the physical and chemical properties of two acid-free and halogen-free flame retardants, magnesium hydroxide (Mg[(OH).