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NAME :- MAGNESIUM SULPHATE
IUPAC NAME :- Magnesium sulfate
CAS NO. :- 7487-88-9
FORMULA :- MGO4S
SYNONYMS :- Sulfuric acid, magnesium salt (1:1) ; CCRIS 8411; Tomix OT; NSC 146179; Sal Angalis; Magnesium sulfate-dried; Magnesium sulphate; Magnesium sulfate; Magnesium Sulphate Hepta
APPLICATION :- Used for immediate control of life-threatening convulsions in the treatment of severe toxemias (pre-eclampsia and eclampsia) of pregnancy and in the treatment of acute nephritis in children. Also indicated for replacement therapy in magnesium deficiency, especially in acute hypomagnesemia accompanied by signs of tetany similar to those of hypocalcemia. Also used in uterine tetany as a myometriat relaxant.
DESCRIPTION :- This compound belongs to the alkaline earth metal sulfates. These are inorganic compounds in which the largest oxoanion is sulfate, and in which the heaviest atom not in an oxoanion is an alkaline earth metal.