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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker View Post
    Just being suspicious and looking closer doesn't mean they'll find it. There are many instances where there's a suspicious death, and a thorough autopsy doesn't turn up anything that makes the death anything but natural. It's when the murderer strikes again, and develops a pattern that things to wrong for him or her.
    Mmm.... quite possibly so.

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    How detectable is belladonna? I'm kind of under the assumption eating poison berries from earth isn't something people look for in space.
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    I should think the fact that they've been poisoned would be fairly obvious (Belladonna causes vomiting, hallucinations, and convulsions (depending on dose)). Whether they specifically identify it at autopsy is a different question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker View Post
    I should think the fact that they've been poisoned would be fairly obvious (Belladonna causes vomiting, hallucinations, and convulsions (depending on dose)). Whether they specifically identify it at autopsy is a different question.

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    By why suspect poisoning and not a virus/bacteria/nanovirus or thing in the head?

    Also, the point isn't no one suspects anything, they just can't figure out what it is.
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    Then belladonna would work just fine. I think the combination of symptoms, and the speed with which they appear, is what makes poison the obvious answer. They'd probably be able to identify the poisonous substances (atropine, hyocyamine and scopolamine), although the question of where it had come from might remain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seaboe Muffinchucker View Post
    Then belladonna would work just fine. I think the combination of symptoms, and the speed with which they appear, is what makes poison the obvious answer. They'd probably be able to identify the poisonous substances (atropine, hyocyamine and scopolamine), although the question of where it had come from might remain

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    And given that the first victims are civilians, the doctors are left thinking it was probably some moonshine or something native to their planet.
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    Belladonna : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atropa_belladonna

    The common name belladonna originates from its historic use by women, as bella donna is Italian for "beautiful lady". Drops prepared from the belladonna plant were used to dilate women's pupils, an effect considered to be attractive and seductive.[6][7] Belladonna drops act as a muscarinic antagonist, blocking receptors in the muscles of the eye that constrict pupil size.
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    I read amputees can serve in the military and USAF, especially as pilots. I can't find any details on the rules about this though. How long is medical leave? Wahat restrictions are there?
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    All are PG-13, each with a single act of rated R violence. Adults situations and other, tamer violence.

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    I know Tetrodotoxin can be used as a poison, but I can't find out whether it would still be detectable during an autopsy, and if so how long for. I don't know if that's any help, but it just popped into my head so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WraithRichard View Post
    I read amputees can serve in the military and USAF, especially as pilots. I can't find any details on the rules about this though. How long is medical leave? Wahat restrictions are there?
    Found something that might help:

    Article from 2012 --> New Prosthetics Keep Amputee Soldiers on Active Duty
    Soldier Amputees Have More Options for Continued Service
    Continuation on Active Duty / Continuation on Active Reserve (COAD / COAR)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WraithRichard View Post
    I read amputees can serve in the military and USAF, especially as pilots. I can't find any details on the rules about this though. How long is medical leave? Wahat restrictions are there?
    There's an episode of Chicago Med, where a woman comes into the hospital with a prosthetic arm and she's active in the US Army. So clearly it's not impossible.

    And Falcon Horus has found some helpful articles for you, so my reply isn't as helpful as Falcon's.

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    The last one is really helpful. Thank you.
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    All are PG-13, each with a single act of rated R violence. Adults situations and other, tamer violence.

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    I'm creating a fan comic and I want input from as many fans as possible. Please PM me if you want the discord link. You can also chat, show off your own creations, and rp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WraithRichard View Post
    The last one is really helpful. Thank you.
    You're welcome.

    I think with the technology available today in terms of prostetics, military personnel would continue as normally after recovery.

    So many possibilities available.
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