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Magnesium Sulfate MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Magnesium Sulfate
Tree Number(s)
D01.524.550
D01.875.800.800.850.500
Unique ID
D008278
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008278
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Magnesium Sulfate, Heptahydrate
Pharm Action
Analgesics
Anesthetics
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Anticonvulsants
Calcium Channel Blockers
Tocolytic Agents
Registry Number
7487-88-9
Related Numbers
10034-99-8
CAS Type 1 Name
Sulfuric acid magnesium salt (1:1)
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2001/07/25
Magnesium Sulfate Preferred
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