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What is the difference between venomous and poisonous?

What is the difference between venomous and poisonous?

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L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes
L. Hawkes, Teacher, Memphis

Answered Aug 10, 2018

Essentially, the answer lies in the effect the toxins have on human beings. Poison is a toxin that can hurt us when ingested while a venom turns into a toxic substance only when it is injected into our bodies by animals, snakes, and spiders. Poison is a toxin that is made in the large part of the body of the organism in which it is contained.

Essentially, the answer lies in the effect the toxins have on human beings. Poison is a toxin that
Venom is produced and held in particular organs used by the organism for this very purpose. Venom is injected into the bloodstream directly through a bite or a sting. It has a much faster action than poison, which must be ingested and then it slowly leaks into the bloodstream.

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T. Perez

T. Perez

T. Perez
T. Perez

Answered May 10, 2018

Venom and Poison are both toxic substances. All things considered, a few animals are called venomous and others are poisonous. The main distinction between being called poisonous or venomous is standing out these animals convey the destructive substance. Poisons work their savage enchantment through touch, ingestion, or inward breath, while venoms are infused specifically into an injury. ... Surprisingly, snakes don't generally infuse venom when they nibble: Somewhere in the range of 20 percent or a greater amount of chomps from venomous snakes are "dry chomps" that make an injury however do exclude venom.

Venom and Poison are both toxic substances. All things considered, a few animals are called
A poison is a substance that noxiously affects living life forms. ... A toxin is a poison created by a living being. A venom is a toxin infused from a living life form into another. A venom subsequently is a toxin and a toxin is a poison, not all poisons are toxins, not all toxins are venoms.

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