skin popping


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A method of injecting heroin in which a pinch of skin is lifted and the heroin is injected subcutaneously into the tented area

skin 'popping'

Substance abuse Intradermal injection of narcotics. See Fight bite, Shooting gallery. Cf 'Pocket shot. '.

skin popping

The subcutaneous injection of illicit drugs, a practice that may result in localized abscesses, limb cellulitis, fasciitis, sepsis, or death. Injection drug users who skin pop may be recognized by the presence of atrophied circular lesions on the skin, usually of the forearms.