It is a natural product that is produce by various animals as a defense mechanism. It can be potentially fatal in some cases though mostly it is not that harmful and may cause certain types of irritations.
It is also a term that is often used to describe the corrupt practices in the society and to condemn them. There are many insects as well as animals that carry venom in their bodies. Some of the insects die if they let the venom out by stinging anyone.
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The term refers to any natural or unnatural substance that can be potentially fatal for humans. A product may be fatal for one species while perfectly fine for another. It is a relatively loose term that is used in many contexts.
It is a term that is also associated with the evils of corruption and bad deeds that are being done in the society around us.
There are anti-dotes that have been made for many of the natural poisons though the person has to be treated within a given period of time for it to be effective. On the other hand, the stomach of the patient needs to be washed for poisons that have been orally administered in most cases.
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