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"Poisoning customers is bad for business."
- Quark, 2374 ("Favor the Bold")

Poisons are toxicological substances that adversely affect living tissue, with effects ranging from slight discomfort to death. They can be natural or synthetic in origin. Poisons secreted by animals are called venom. Nerve gas is a synthetic poison.

The venom of the mugato and the alkaloids of the Borgia plant are examples of natural poisons. Both are capable of killing an adult humanoid. (TOS: "A Private Little War", "The Man Trap") Artificial poisons include Felodesine chips and Veridium Six. (TNG: "The Defector", "Reunion")

On Dimorus, the indigenous rodent creatures used deadly poisoned darts as weapons. (TOS: "Where No Man Has Gone Before")

Sevrin died when he ate a poisonous fruit on Eden. (TOS: "The Way to Eden")

At the San Francisco bar, Dr. Leonard McCoy ordered Altair water. The waitress, familiar with McCoy's usual request, quipped that his order "wasn't (his) usual poison." McCoy, suffering from a Vulcan mind meld, retorted uncharacteristically, "to expect one to order poison in a bar is not logical." (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

On Ligon II, the dueling weapons were coated with an alkaloid-based poison. As a result, a person could be killed instantaneously by a grazing wound. (TNG: "Code of Honor")

The substance dispensed by unnamed aliens to their captives as food in 2366 was poison to the Chalnoth, such as Esoqq. (TNG: "Allegiance")

K'mpec, the Chancellor of the Klingon Empire, was killed with the poison Veridium Six in 2367. K'mpec stated that the surreptitious use of poison, as opposed to an assassination where the attacker shows his face, was considered a dishonorable act amongst Klingons. (TNG: "Reunion")

Commander Benjamin Sisko was skeptical about the orange bubbling liquid he was offered while in the third shap of the Wadi game Chula and thought that it could be a drug or poison, but ultimately it was the antidote for the gas. (DS9: "Move Along Home")

The kaylo, a fruit found on a planet in the Delta Quadrant, was extremely poisonous and could lead to death. (VOY: "State of Flux")

Poisons were the favored method of assassination of the Flaxian Retaya. (DS9: "Improbable Cause")

Morn suffered from food poisoning in 2371. He believed it was due to a free glass of kanar he was given in Quark's. He later visited the Infirmary to be treated. (DS9: "Destiny")

The Vorta were genetically engineered to be immune to most types of poison. In 2373, Weyoun drank a glass of kanar containing enough voraxna poison to kill a dozen Cardassians. Afterward, he remarked that their physiology "comes in handy when you're a diplomat". (DS9: "Ties of Blood and Water")

In 2374, Damar suspected Quark might have poisoned his beverage in retaliation for the Dominion arresting his brother Rom for terrorism. Quark attempted to drink Damar's beverage to prove him wrong, which convinced him that it was safe. (DS9: "Favor the Bold")

Luther Sloan once claimed that Vice Admiral Fujisaki, the Deputy Chief of Starfleet Intelligence, died of food poisoning, something the Section 31 member blamed the Romulans for. (DS9: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges")

Following an incident in which Seven of Nine suggested individually to Commander Chakotay and Captain Kathryn Janeway that each was involved in a conspiracy against the other, the two met in Janeway's quarters and shared coffee. Chakotay jokingly asked "You didn't poison the coffee, did you?" and Janeway replied "Not any more than I usually do". (VOY: "The Voyager Conspiracy")

In 2377, Neelix poisoned Gar with Talaxian wormroot to get him to confess that he had kidnapped The Doctor and sold him to Chellick for use on Hospital Ship 4-2. (VOY: "Critical Care")

When the USS Voyager was shattered into 37 separate timeframes, Commander Chakotay tried to convince Captain Janeway of this by offering to inject her with a hypospray containing a serum that would make her immune to the effects of changing timeframes. She declined the offer, stating that for all she knew, it could be poison. He then grabbed her and held the hypospray to her neck, stating that it was poison and he'd use if the security guard that was there didn't drop his weapon. (VOY: "Shattered")

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