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milk

 [milk]
1. a nutrient fluid produced by the mammary gland of many animals for nourishment of young mammals.
2. a liquid (emulsion or suspension) resembling the secretion of the mammary gland.
acidophilus milk milk fermented with cultures of Lactobacillus acidophilus; used in gastrointestinal disorders to modify the bacterial flora of the intestinal tract.
milk-alkali syndrome ingestion of milk and absorbable alkali in excess amounts, resulting in kidney damage and elevated blood calcium levels.
casein milk a prepared milk containing very little salt or sugar and a large amount of fat and casein.
condensed milk milk that has been partly evaporated and sweetened with sugar.
dialyzed milk milk from which the sugar has been removed by dialysis through a parchment membrane.
evaporated milk milk prepared by evaporation of half of its water content.
milk fever an endemic fever said to be due to the use of unwholesome cow's milk.
fortified milk milk made more nutritious by addition of milk protein, vitamin A, or vitamin D.
homogenized milk milk treated so the fats form a permanent emulsion and the cream does not separate.
milk of magnesia a suspension of magnesium hydroxide, used as an antacid and laxative.
modified milk cow's milk made to correspond to the composition of human milk.
protein milk milk modified to have a relatively low content of carbohydrate and fat and a relatively high protein content.
witch's milk milk secreted in the breast of a newborn infant.
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milk of mag·ne·si·a (MOM),

mixture of magnesium hydroxide; an aqueous solution of magnesium hydroxide, used as an antacid and laxative.
Synonym(s): magnesia magma
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

milk of magnesia

n.
A milky white aqueous suspension of magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2, used as an antacid and a laxative.
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milk of mag·ne·si·a

(MOM) (milk mag-nēzē-ă)
Aqueous solution of magnesium hydroxide; used as an antacid and laxative.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

milk of mag·ne·si·a

(MOM) (milk mag-nēzē-ă)
Mixture of magnesium hydroxide; aqueous solution of magnesium hydroxide, used as an antacid and laxative.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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For children with a rectum full of stool but no abdominal mass, MiraLax was started at a dose of 0.5 g/kg/day, and milk of magnesia was started at 1 ml/kg/day.
Magnesium hydroxide is available in inexpensive over-the-counter preparations such as milk of magnesia. "This is only a teaspoon [of such products] twice a day to get this effect, which to me was surprising.
In general, people consume products like milk of magnesia to treat constipation.
The most commonly used laxatives are magnesium compounds such as milk of magnesia and magnesium citrate.
The bedside tables were scratched and stained with what looked like milk or perhaps Milk of Magnesia. One bed, which had no pillows, had a yellow breadspread.
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Cosmetics expert Paula Begoun says: "Apply a very light layer of Milk of Magnesia with cotton wool to open pore areas before putting on your foundation.
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Some of its brands include Bayer Aspirin, Aleve, Alka Seltzer, Alka Seltzer Plus, Bactine, Citracal, RID, Phillips' Milk of Magnesia, Midol and One A Day Flintstones vitamins.
Good over-the-counter choices include milk of magnesia or Miralax.
Besides Bayer Aspirin and One-A-Day vitamins, they include Aleve, Phillips' Milk of Magnesia, Midol, Alka-Seltzer, Alka-Seltzer Plus, Bactine, RID and Flintstones vitamins.