riot-control gas

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riot-control gas:

see poison gaspoison gas,
any of various gases sometimes used in warfare or riot control because of their poisonous or corrosive nature. These gases may be roughly grouped according to the portal of entry into the body and their physiological effects.
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; tear gastear gas,
gas that causes temporary blindness through the excessive flow of tears resulting from irritation of the eyes. The gas is used in chemical warfare and as a means for dispersing mobs.
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When inhaled, the riot control agent causes breathing difficulties, skin irritation and the eyes to sting.
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* TM 3-11.92, Flame, Riot Control Agent, and Herbicide Operations.
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