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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 were called venom. Nerve gas was a synthetic poison.
The venom of the mugato and the alkaloids of the borgia plant were examples of natural poisons. Both were capable of killing an adult humanoid. (TOS: "A Private Little War", "The Man Trap") Artificial poisons included Felodesine chips and Veridium Six. (TNG: "The Defector", "Reunion")
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)
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 showed his face, was considered a dishonorable act among 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")
While Rom was employed by Martus Mazur at Club Martus in 2370, he suspected that Quark might have poisoned the club's food with an intestinal bug, and was scanning it to make sure it wasn't. (DS9: "Rivals")
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")
When the USS Voyager was shattered into 37 separate time frames, 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 time frames. 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")