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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.

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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15) The user often feels as if bugs are crawling under his skin, and this feeling, known as formication, causes the user to pick out skin until sores and cuts, known as "crank bugs," arise.
Jim Beam rising stage: Formication, Now, The Buoys, Stendec, Hawk and a Hacksaw, Sofalofa, Psapp, Plaid.
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.
For those readers unfamiliar with the word, formication is the feeling, real or imagined, that invertebrates are crowling over our skin.
sup][9] The modified KMI consists of 11 items, including hot flash/sweating, paresthesia, insomnia, nervousness, melancholia, vertigo, fatigue, arthralgia, headache, palpitation, and formication.
Symptoms recorded on the index include hot flushes, paresthesia (numbness, tingling, pins and needles), insomnia, nervousness, melancholia, vertigo, weakness, joint or muscle pain, headaches, palpitations, and formication (skin crawling sensations).