Epsom Salts


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Hydrated magnesium sulfate, MgSO4.7H2O, used as a cathartic and to

reduce inflammation.



ergot

Fungus (Claviceps purpurea) infecting cereal plants; forms compact black

masses of branching filaments that replace many of the grains of the

host plant. Disease caused by such a fungus. The dried sclerotia of

ergot obtained from rye is a source of several medicinal alkaloids and

lysergic acid.





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