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Descriptor in English: Magnesium Oxide
Descriptor in Spanish: Óxido de Magnesio
Descriptor in Portuguese: Óxido de Magnésio
Descriptor in French: Oxyde de magnésium
Entry term(s): Magnesia
Oxide, Magnesium
Tree number(s): D01.524.490
D01.650.550.575
SP4.097.039.779.525
Scope note: Magnesium oxide (MgO). An inorganic compound that occurs in nature as the mineral periclase. In aqueous media combines quickly with water to form magnesium hydroxide. It is used as an antacid and mild laxative and has many nonmedicinal uses.
Annotation: an antacid & cathartic
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
DeCS UI: 8452
Descriptor UI: D008277
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Magnesium Oxide - Preferred
Concept UI M0012888
Scope note Magnesium oxide (MgO). An inorganic compound that occurs in nature as the mineral periclase. In aqueous media combines quickly with water to form magnesium hydroxide. It is used as an antacid and mild laxative and has many nonmedicinal uses.
Preferred term Magnesium Oxide
Entry term(s) Magnesia
Oxide, Magnesium



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