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The condition or physical state produced by the ingestion of, injection of, inhalation of, or absorption of a substance which interferes with normal body functions. Two primary groups of poisons exist: chemicals never intended to be ingested or inhaled (such as petroleum-based products) and trace substances (such as pharmaceuticals and alcohol). Other types of poisons include the bacterial toxins that cause food poisoning, such as Escherichia coli.
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