riot control agent(redirected from Tear Agent)
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riot control agent
Any chemical, that is not listed in the Chemical Weapons Convention, which can produce rapidly in humans sensory irritate or disabling physical effects which disappear within a short time following termination of exposure. See also chemical warfare.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.