Uses of Magnesium Sulphate?


Magnesium sulphate is a chemical compound that is formed by magnesium, sulphur and oxygen. It is commonly referred to as Epsom salt. It is mostly used in the medical field as a saline laxative or osmotic purgative. It is also widely used in treating aches and pains as it comes in gel form.
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Anhydrous magnesium sulphate is used quite a lot as a drying agent in organic chemical reactions.
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Hydrated magnesium sulphate (MgSO4.7H2O), better known as Epsom Salt, was discovered in 1618 by a farmer in Epsom, England.
1. MgO is a well known basic oxide it reacts with water forming magnesium hydroxide. So it is used in medicines like mucaine, dijex mp, polycarol, etc. to reduce stomach acidity particularly
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Magnesium Sulphate, which is a compound of magnesium and sulphate, is used as fertilizer and is added to magnesium deficient soil to make it fertile. Medical uses of magnesium sulphate include, acts as a laxative when taken orally, it treats severe asthma attacks and it helps delay premature labour in women if administered through the veins.
Magnesium sulphate is used for the treatment of high blood pressure and fits in the later stages of pregnancy. It reduces the electrical excitability of the brain and thereby reduces the chance of fitting.
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