formication


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formication

(ˌfɔːmɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
(Pathology) a sensation of insects crawling on the skin; symptom of a nerve disorder

formication

a body sensation that feels as if ants are crawling over the skin.
See also: Ants, Body, Human
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Noun1.formication - hallucinated sensation that insects or snakes are crawling over the skin; a common side-effect of extensive use of cocaine or amphetamines
paraesthesia, paresthesia - abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage
Translations

for·mi·ca·tion

n. formicación, sensación de hormigueo en la piel.
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Patients who use large daily doses of the drug also may report that there are ants or other parasites crawling under their skin (eg, formication, "meth mites") and might present with infected excoriations of their skin as a result of attempting to remove insects.
Symptoms often include formication, pain, numbness, and facial weakness.
It contained the following 13 components: hot flashes (with or without sweating), paresthesia, insomnia (alteration in sleep pattern), nervousness (irritability), melancholia, vertigo, arthralgia and myalgia, headache, palpitation, formication, low sex drive (decreased libido), fatigue, and urinary tract infection.
In addition, high doses of sympathomimetics (which might be the case if stimulants are used non-medically or recreationally) can lead to dry mouth, bruxism, formication, emotional liability, psychosis and seizures.
3,4] (a) In the Prodromal Stage most patients have a fever, some have other flu-like symptoms, and many experience abnormal sensations around the wound such as numbing, pain, itching and formication.
The third clinical trial, focused on pre-, peri- and post-menopausal women, and evaluated to determine if the oral supplementation of EstroG-100 could improve symptoms such as vasomotor, paresthesia (numbness or tingling), trouble sleeping, nervousness, melancholia, vertigo, fatigue, joint or muscle pain, headache, palpitation, formication (the sensation of crawling on the skin) and vaginal dryness.