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formication

 [for″mĭ-ka´shun]
a tactile hallucination in which there is a sensation of tiny insects crawling over the skin; most commonly seen in cocaine or amphetamine intoxication.

for·mi·ca·tion

(fōr'mi-kā'shŭn), Do not confuse this word with fornication.
A form of paresthesia or tactile hallucination; a sensation as if small insects are creeping under the skin.
[L. formica, ant]

formication

/for·mi·ca·tion/ (for″mĭ-ka´shun) a sensation as if small insects were crawling on the skin.
The tactile hallucination or illusion that insects—specificially, ants—are crawling on the body or under the skin

formication

Psychiatry The tactile hallucination or illusion that insects are crawling on the body or under the skin. Cf Fornication.

for·mi·ca·tion

(fōr-mi-kā'shŭn)
A form of paresthesia or tactile hallucination; a sensation as if small insects were creeping under the skin.
[L. formica, ant]

formication

A strange ‘crawling’ sensation, as of ants on or under the skin, characteristic of the toxic effects of various drugs or of certain disorders of the nervous system. The word should be pronounced with care.

formication

paraesthesia, causing a sensation of insects crawling on the skin

for·mi·ca·tion

(fōr-mi-kā'shŭn)
A form of paresthesia or tactile hallucination; a sensation as if small insects are creeping under the skin.
[L. formica, ant]
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I own a book, the Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their uses, and it states that in excess Agnus Castus can cause the nerve disorder known as formication - sensation of insects crawling under the skin.