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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.
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 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.
one thousandth (10−3) of a gram.
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Symbol for magnesium.
Abbreviation for milligram.
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geometric mean (statistics)
Marcus Gunn pupil
membranous glomerulopathy (see there)
milligram (see there)
myoglobin (see there)
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1. Marcus Gunn pupil, see there.
2. Membranous glomerulopathy, see there.
3. Myasthenia gravis, see there.
4. Myoglobin, see there.
mgMilligram, see there.
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Symbol for magnesium
Abbreviation for milligram.
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Patient discussion about Mg
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