Incapacitating Agents: U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense: Chemical Casualty Care Division [open pdf - 9MB]
The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) presentation of incapacitating agents describes the history and definition of incapacitating agents. The series of slides cover representative compounds and glycolate anticholinergics, namely, BZ and Agent 15; moreover, it details its history, physiochemical properties, pharmacokinetics (ADBE), mechanism of action (pharmacodynamics), clinical presentation of casualties and treatment. The term 'incapacitating' is ambiguous. Three definitions are offered here, one of which is specifically applicable. CW agents designed not to injure or kill but to induce disorientation or other temporary effects leading to impaired performance is the definition given for incapacitating agents.