Definition of citrate:
change state, turn.
chemical (part of speech: noun)
- carbon dioxide,
- "The Vitamine Manual", Walter H. Eddy.
- "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
There are indeed aperients which do more than this, as grey powder and calomel act upon the liver, and so by promoting an increased flow of bile cause a more permanent excitement of the bowels, and consequently their more prolonged activity; or as Epsom salts or citrate of magnesia, which by their action on the blood cause a greater secretion or pouring out of fluid from the coats of the intestines, and in this way have in addition to their purgative property a special influence in abating various feverish conditions.- "The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases", Charles West, M.D..