Category: Health and Medicine

Poison and Toxin

A poison is any substance that is harmful or deadly to living cells, even in small quantities.

A toxin, strictly speaking, is a poison that is produced naturally by living things.

However, in non-technical usage, the word toxin is often …

Poisonous and Toxic

Poisonous (adjective) describes any substance, natural or manufactured, that is harmful or deadly to living cells, even in small quantities.

Toxic (adjective) refers to poison that is produced naturally by living things, but people often use ‘toxic’ to describe any …