Talk:Mithridatism

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could this be applied to alcohol? 203.214.120.250 (talk) 10:18, 12 May 2009 (UTC) wix

Yes, of course, you see it all the time. Alcohol tolerance. Of course it has bad side effects. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Megalophias (talkcontribs) 19:37, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

I think the whole section on alcohol tolerance as an example of modern mithridatism is not accurate. For one, most people do not develop alcohol tolerance intentionally. Probably the people with the highest tolerance are those who drink the most, and most of them probably drink to get drunk. So, to that end, a higher tolerance is counter-productive. For another, nobody can build up a total immunity to the effects of alcohol as people can with snake venom. And finally, who uses alcohol to poison someone? I guess what I'm saying is... citation needed. 24.206.108.253 (talk) 07:43, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

I didn't realize someone had put it in the article. Anecdotally, people will sometimes deliberately build up their liquor tolerance for basically macho reasons, but I don't have a cite for that and I agree it isn't really the same thing. Megalophias (talk) 17:35, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Is this in any way related to immunizations? Like how vaccines contain a little bit of a disease germ? 174.62.79.250 (talk) 19:44, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Mithridatism[edit]

Earlier in India we were having VISH KANYA who have been given poison from chieldhood not to get immunity from poison but to kill the opponent by biting or by sex. It is true? Will a MITHRIDATIST (correct noun?) can kill the person like this? There are different tipe of poison like neuro toxic or haemotoxic or both. Will a mithriatist has to get immune with all poison or one immune to one will protect for other —Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.98.35.133 (talk) 06:14, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Barium[edit]

Is it possible to become immune to the effects of beryllium or barium? Neither of these bioaccumulate (as far I am aware), and yet both are quite toxic (acutely, rather than chronically). Obviously this technique wouldn't work with most heavy metals (since most of them, like Hg, Cd, and Pb, bioaccumulate), but Be and Ba seem like possible exceptions to me. I'm a bit too scared to try it myself (at least at this point in time). Stonemason89 (talk) 03:05, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Rasputin[edit]

Since Rasputin was allegedly poisoned with cyanide and mithridatism doesn't work with cyanide, I don't see how it could have possibly protected him. --Elmyr (talk) 04:58, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Plagiarism?[edit]

Several sections of this article appear to have been word-for-word plagiarized from (or perhaps by...) this article: http://www.scribd.com/doc/70234924/Mithridatism. If it was plagiarized FROM that article, then we have a problem. If that article copied this one, then I guess HE has a problem.  :-) Kaiserkarl13 (talk) 22:02, 3 September 2013 (UTC)