anand asked in PetsReptiles · 1 decade ago

What is basic difference in Venom & poison ??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Venom (literally, poison of animal origin) is any of a variety of toxins used by certain types of animals, for the purpose of defense and hunting. Generally, venom is injected while other toxins are absorbed by ingestion or through the skin.

    In the context of biology, poisons are substances that can cause damage, illness, or death to organisms, usually by chemical reaction or other activity on the molecular scale, when a sufficient quantity is absorbed by an organism. Paracelsus, the father of toxicology, once wrote: "Everything is poison, there is poison in everything. Only the dose makes a thing not a poison".

    In medicine (particularly veterinary) and in zoology, a poison is often distinguished from a toxin and a venom. Toxins are poisons produced via some biological function in nature, and venoms are usually defined as biologic toxins that are injected by a bite or sting to cause their effect, while other poisons are generally defined as substances which are absorbed through epithelial linings such as the skin or gut.

    It is important to note the difference between organisms that are "venomous" and "poisonous", two commonly confused terms with regards to plant and animal life. Venomous, as stated above, refers to animals that inject venom into their prey as a self-defense mechanism.

    Poisonous, on the other hand, describes plants or animals that are harmful when consumed or touched. One species of bird, the hooded pitohui, although not venomous, is poisonous, secreting a neurotoxin on to its skin and feathers. The slow loris, a primate, blurs the boundary between poisonous and venomous; it has poison secreting patches on the inside of its elbows which it is believed to smear on its young to prevent them from being eaten. However, it will also lick these patches, giving it a venomous bite.

  • rezai
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Venom Vs Poison

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Venom are an English heavy metal band that formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne.[1] Coming to prominence towards the end of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell (1981) and Black Metal (1982)—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general.[1] Venom's second album proved influential enough that its title was used as the name of an extreme metal subgenre: black metal. They do not suck.

    Poison is an American glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Poison has sold over 45 million records worldwide[1] and have sold 15 million records in the United States alone.[2] The band has also charted ten singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the Hot 100 number-one, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn".[3] The band became icons of the 1980s MTV era and have had widespread commercial success. The band's breakthrough debut album, the multi-platinum Look What the Cat Dragged In, was released in 1986 and they hit their peak with the second album, Open Up and Say... Ahh!, which became the band's most successful album, being certified 5x platinum in the US. The popularity continued into the new decade with their third consecutive multi-platinum selling album, Flesh & Blood. Also they suck.

    Source(s): Wikipedia
  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Venom (literally, poison of animal origin) is any of a variety of toxins used by certain types of animals, for the purpose of defense and hunting. Generally, venom is injected while other toxins are absorbed by ingestion or through the skin

  • 1 decade ago

    In a nutshell and to not be long-winded. Venom is injected. Through fangs, spines, claws (platypus). Poison is absorbed through skin or injested through the mouth. I saw that someone said that poison is "man-made"..... Very untrue.

    good luck


    Source(s): Northeast Venomous Herpetological/Entomological Society
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Venom comes out of a highly localized and focused point, such as a snake's teeth or a scorpion's tail.

    Poison is less focused, such as a poison toad...anywhere you touch on his skin, it's poison.

  • 1 decade ago

    all venom are poison..

    but all poison are not neccesarily venom..

    Venom is associated more with snakes..

    Source(s): Bsc. in zoology
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    venom is from snakes or other such creatures and poison is man made or otherwise ??

    i'm unsure

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