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  Magnesium sulfate



Magnesium sulfate

    One of a group of drugs called tocolytics used to stop preterm labor.

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The process of childbirth, in which the rhythmic contractions of the uterine muscles open the cervix and allow a baby to be born.



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Magnesium sulfate in dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container
Magnesium sulfate in dextrose 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): magnesium sulfate .

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Magnesium sulfate in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): magnesium sulfate.

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