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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



magnesium sulfate  listen  (mag-NEE-zee-um SUL-fayt)

  A drug used to treat pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (serious complications of pregnancy). Magnesium sulfate is also being studied for its ability to prevent the toxic side effects of certain drugs used to treat colorectal cancer. It is a type of anticonvulsant agent.