Chemical Component Summary

Identifiers magnesium(+2) cation
Formula Mg
Molecular Weight 24.305  g/mol
Isomeric SMILES [Mg++]
InChI InChI=1S/Mg/q+2

Chemical Details

Formal Charge 2
Atom Count 1
Chiral Atom Count 0
Chiral Atoms n/a
Bond Count 0
Aromatic Bond Count 0
Leaving Atoms n/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank ID DB01378   (Stereoisomeric match)
Name Magnesium
Groups nutraceutical
Description Magnesium hydroxide is used primarily in "Milk of Magnesia", a white aqueous, mildly alkaline suspension of magnesium hydroxide formulated at about 8%w/v. Milk of magnesia is primarily used to alleviate constipation, but can also be used to relieve indigestion and heartburn. When taken internally by mouth as a laxative, the osmotic force of the magnesia suspension acts to draw fluids from the body and to retain those already within the lumen of the intestine, serving to distend the bowel, thus stimulating nerves within the colon wall, inducing peristalsis and resulting in evacuation of colonic contents.

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