Classification Of Poisons And Its Effects On The Nervous System

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AMITY INSTITUTE OF FORENSIC SCIENCES
AMITY UNIVERSITY UTTAR PRADESH

Name: - Sanchari Dasgupta

Enrolment No.: - A5905914014

Programme: - B.Sc (Hons) Forensic science

Batch: - 2014-17

Title of summer assignment: - Classification of poisons

Goal for the first week: - Introduction of the topic
Goal for the second week: - Write in brief about corrosive poisons and non-metallic irritant poison
Goal for the third week: - Write in brief about metallic irritant poisons
Goal for the fourth week: - Write about poisons having vegetable and animal origin
Goal for the fifth week: - Write about poisons acting on the nervous system

FIRST WEEK’S WORK
POISONS

INTRODUCTION

Poisons are substances those are most likely to cause harm to a person. It can also be defined as a substance which has the potent of causing illness or death of a living organism when introduced to the body or absorbed. It has a tendency to cause physical or chemical mutations in the body which may be curable or incurable depending on the type of poison used. It causes harm by physical or chemical changes in the human body. Poisons with high level of toxicity may be dangerous on consuming once and can also be life threatening. Few poisons which are less toxic are often used as slow poisons. Absolutely anything could be a poison, because everything is good but nothing in excess is. Poisons are those substances…
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