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formication

[‚fȯr·mə′kā·shən]
(psychology)
An abnormal sensation as of insects crawling in or upon the skin; a common symptom in diseases of the spinal cord and the peripheral nerves; may be a hallucination.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The PSQI total score for all of the patients was also very weakly (0-0.19) to weakly (0.20-0.39) positively correlated with the KI scores for sweating, hot flashes, nervousness, melancholia, fatigue, headache, heart palpitations, formication, and sexual complaints.
Primul diagnostic diferential trebuie facut cu o halucinatie de tip tactil, descrisa ca "ceva care se misca sub sau pe piele" si cunoscuta sub termenul englezesc de formication. Adesea acest tip de halucinatie se asociaza consumului de cocaina, dar, spre deosebire de DOP, pacientii nu au convingerea ca sufera de o infestare cu diversi paraziti.
The patient may describe the itch as sharp spasms of itch, or formication of skin (a crawling itch).
Pain was described variably, ranging from sharp, to deep, to electric like, to feeling like hot water or formication (bugs crawling on the skin).
Formica rufa (ant): This remedy is best known for skin conditions in which there is formication (an itchy, crawly sensation) and wandering pains, such as in arthritis.
AThe feeling is called formication. It is a very unpleasant sensation and can be caused by some medications, or by diabetic changes in the skin.
24) 'having the sensation of something crawling on one's skin' is 'formication', assuming as I do that the 'having' is superfluous.
Meth abusers also suffer from formication, which is the feeling that there are bugs under their skin.
But in a small number of individuals, it manifests as a severe, constant pruritus on a patch of skin in one or both of the medial scapular borders that may be accompanied by numbness, tingling, formication, burning, hyperalgesia, and tenderness.
(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.