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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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Oleoresin capsicum (pepper) spray and "in-custody-deaths.
Oleoresin capsicum is a natural derivative of the cayenne, or hot, pepper.
Some experts in Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray) Aerosol Training (OCAT) say that security officer trainees should be exposed to the substance.
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.
Before the training was finished, every Soldier had to pass the oleoresin capsicum pepper spray qualification.
In this product area, tear gas is out and oleoresin capsicum (pepper spray) is in.
The TASER M26 was a well-accepted alternative to oleoresin capsicum (OC) pepper spray and is the second step, after the verbal command, in the military police force continuum.
oleoresin capsicum Justice Safe-Key pepper spray unit.
Supply the police forces of the Free State of Bavaria with spray gas devices RSG3, RSG4, replacement and exercise aerosols, TrainingssprE-hgerEnten RSG4 according to TR "irritant spray device (RSG) with Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) or Pelargonic vanillylamide (PAVA) of the Subcommittee management and use of resources, status: 11.
An important aspect of INIWIC is the oleoresin capsicum (OC or pepper spray) module.
The pepper spray is 10 percent oleoresin capsicum and 1 percent ultraviolet marking die.
Delivery of police services of the Free State of Bavaria with spray gas devices RSG3, RSG4, replacement and exercise aerosols, TrainingssprE-hgerEnten RSG4 according to TR irritant spray device (RSG) with Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) or Pelargonic-vanillylamd (PAVA) of the subcommittee leadership and operational resources, status: 11.