Magnesium

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Magnesium

Magnesium

The Element

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A farmer by the name of Henry Wicker at Epsom in England was giving his cows water from a well in the year of 1618. His cows refused to drink the water because it taste bitter. However the farmer noticed that the water seemed to heal scratches and rashes.

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the hydroxide (milk of magnesia), chloride, sulphate (Epsom salts), and the citrate are used in medicineused in computers for radio-frequency shielding

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However the farmer noticed that the water seemed to heal scratches and rashes. When the Epsom salts became known it began spread. Eventuallythey were recognised to be magnesium sulphate, MgSO4. In 1755 magnesium known as an element.

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Large doses might cause too much magnesium to build up in the body, causing serious side effects including an irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, confusion, slowed breathing, coma, and death.


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