pepper spray

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pepper spray

an aerosolized form of oleoresins from capsicum, highly irritant to the skin and mucous membranes. It is used similarly to tear gas.

pepper spray

A chemical derived from chili peppers (capsaicin) that irritates the eyes, mucous membranes, and bronchi. It is commonly used by law enforcement personnel against individuals to help subdue and apprehend them.
See also: spray
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The oleoresin capsicum can trigger several physical reactions, mainly in the eyes and the respiratory system.
Advances in nonlethal neutralizing agents--most notably oleoresin capsicum, or "pepper spray"--give today's law enforcement officers a means to control subjects without resorting to a physical confrontation or to the deadly force level of the force continuum.
pioneer in the oleoresin capsicum (OC) pepper spray industry, has announced the release of its long-awaited new OC weapon -- VEXOR(R).
In this product area, tear gas is out and oleoresin capsicum (pepper spray) is in.
police departments are now using oleoresin capsicum (OC) pepper spray as an alternative to lethal force.
oleoresin capsicum Justice Safe-Key pepper spray unit.
The pepper spray is 10 percent oleoresin capsicum and 1 percent ultraviolet marking die.
The new law puts an end to the regulations that were required to sell oleoresin capsicum (commonly known as pepper spray) and all other civilian tear gas products in order to make the purchase of self protection products easier for the law abiding citizens of California.
A recent report was released by the ACLU of Southern California regarding the use of oleoresin capsicum (OC) sprays, otherwise known as pepper spray.