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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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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.
A person with rabies had to have the following features: a history of being bitten or scratched by a dog, cat, or a wild animal, or had a wound that was licked by these animals; and clinical manifestations of itching, pain, numbness, and formication around the healed wound, followed by hyperactivity, hydrophobia, aerophobia, spasms of the pharyngeal muscle, and sympathetic excitability.
An additional discussion point is methamphetamine-induced formication, the false sensation that bugs are crawling on the skin causing users to repeatedly scratch themselves to attempt to alleviate this sensation which results in some of the facial ulcerations seen in the pictures.