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Clinical Effects of Pepper Spray (Oleoresin Capsicum, OC)

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

One of the more popular nonlethal chemical defense measures is pepper spray. An aerosol of the active ingredient (oleoresin capsicum, OC) isolated from red peppers is discharged from a canister into the face of an assailant.

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