How Would You Know If Someone Was Being Poisoned?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 6:47:43 PM ET

The signs and symptoms of poisoning are vast and vary considerably based on the type of poison ingested, according to eMedicineHealth from WebMD. Some poisons enlarge the pupils while others constrict them; some create drooling, while others dry out the mouth; and some produce an increased heart rate, while others slow the heart rate. Additional symptoms of poisoning include pain, slowed or increased breathing rate and hyperactivity.