chasing the dragon

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A slang term originating in Cantonese for an array of methods of drug abuse, in particular, inhaling vaporised opium, heroin, morphine, crack cocaine, DMT, MDMA, and even marijuana, which is thought to carry an increased risk of progressive spongiform leukoencephalopathy
Management None
Prognosis 25% mortality
Less commonly, the term refers to female heroin addicts who prostitute themselves for the next fix

chasing the dragon

Dragon chasing Substance abuse Inhalation of heated heroin–or crack, associated with progressive spongiform leukoencephalopathy Clinical progressive bradykinesia, ataxia, slurred speech, abulia, decorticate posture, spasticity, quadriplegia, dysmetria, broad-based gait Imaging MRI—diffuse, symmetric area of white matter hyperintensity, most prominent in the cerebellum; posterior brain, splenium of the corpus callosum, and posterior limb of internal capsule Management None Prognosis 25% mortality. See Cocaine, Heroin.
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Ms Ho said the design concept behind her ring was "the dragon chasing the star.
He added: "I have grown up imagining stuff like this anyway, so everytime they said 'alright Jay, there's a dragon chasing you', I'd be like 'yep, way ahead of you
Travelling the Floo Network and following Harry and Ron on their broomsticks would be quite nice, if it weren't for that pesky dragon chasing you around, the Whomping Willow trying to smash you into smithereens and the dementors trying to suck out your soul.