Any substance that, when present inside a creature in sufficient quantity, harms that creature through chemical reaction or similar interaction on a molecular scale.

Poisons come in many types and flavors depending on the game system. They generally:

-Cause either direct damage or disability or both

-Can be potentially resisted or overcome by both mundane or magical means typically (obvious exceptions still occur)

-May be administered in a small variety of ways such as ingested, inhaled, or introduced via damage in combat. Not all poisons have multiple means of administration.

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