FORMICATION

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a term used to describe a very distressing sensation of ants and other insects crawling on a person's skin. It is a tactile hallucination occurring with substance abuse and infectious complaints.

FORMICATION: "Joe felt formication when he was suffering from diphtheria."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FORMICATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/formication/ (accessed May 25, 2022).

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