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Compound Summary for: CID 24083

Magnesium Sulfate

Also known as: Magnesium sulphate; Magnesium sulfate anhydrous; Epsom salts; Sulfuric acid magnesium salt (1:1); Magnesiumsulfat; Magnesium sulfate (1:1)
Molecular Formula: MgO4S   Molecular Weight: 120.3676   InChIKey: CSNNHWWHGAXBCP-UHFFFAOYSA-L
A small colorless crystal used as an anticonvulsant, a cathartic, and an electrolyte replenisher in the treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. It causes direct inhibition of action potentials in myometrial muscle cells. Excitation and contraction are uncoupled, which decreases the frequency and force of contractions. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1992, p1083)   From: MeSH
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