incapacitating chemical agent

in·ca·pac·i·ta·ting chem·i·cal a·gent

(in'kă-pas'i-tā-ting kem'i-kăl ā'jĕnt)
1. In U.S. military parlance, a chemical agent designed for use on the battlefield to cause temporary impairment of a soldier's performance.
2. In a more extended sense, any chemical compound designed to cause temporary impairment rather than serious illness or death. Examples include riot-control agents and opioids.
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Aktivna component must be able to neutralize nerve agents, mustard gas attacks the blood, skin poison gas and chemical warfare agents or incapacitating chemical agents battalion and biological agents battalion.
Chemical Warfare Secrets Almost Forgotten is also an excellent resource on the effects of incapacitating chemical agents, with firsthand accounts of human exposure to lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), 3-quinuclidinyl benzilate (BZ), and other agents.