What is another word for formication?

Pronunciation: [fˌɔːmɪkˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Formication refers to the sensation of insects crawling or skin crawling. This sensation may also be described as tingling, prickling, pins and needles, or crawly. Other synonyms for this feeling can include paresthesia, neuropathy, crawling skin, or restless legs. It can also be called tingling in the extremities, which can be caused by a number of medical conditions. Formication can be a symptom of drug withdrawal, menopause, or nerve damage. It can lead to discomfort and distress if not managed adequately. However, it is important to see a healthcare professional if one experiences this condition, as it could be a sign of an underlying medical problem.

Synonyms for Formication:

What are the hypernyms for Formication?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Tactile Hallucination, delusional parasitosis, perceived infestation, skin sensation disorder.

What are the hyponyms for Formication?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Formication

Though one may strictly maintain that from our own experience we have a knowledge of formication, rapid and slow beating of the heart, even though we may not be able ordinarily to produce them at will, this position is absolutely untenable when we consider cases of vesication, stigmata, and other alleged miraculous phenomena: these are without precedent in the life of the individual.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination"
Th. Ribot
formication, radiating pains, and neuralgia are present in the area of distribution of the nerves implicated.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition."
Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson

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