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  • formicative hallucination —    Also referred to as formication, dermatozoic hallucination, and insect hallucination. The terms formication and formicative hallucination are indebted to the Latin noun formica, which means ant. All of the above four terms are used more or… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • cocaine bugs —    Also known as Magnan s sign and Magnan Saury s sign. All three terms refer to a * tactile hallucination consisting of a crawling foreign body beneath or upon the skin that is associated with the chronic use of cocaine. Except for their… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • amphetamine psychosis and amphetamine-induced hallucinations —    Amphetamine is known under many names, including amp, crystal, phenylisopropylamine, speed, sulph, sulphate, and whizz. The name amphetamine is an acronym of alpha methyl phenyl ethylamine. It is used to denote a subgroup of the CNS stimulants …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • ant ingestion and hallucinations —    The ceremonial ingestion of ants for the purpose of obtaining visions and other hallucinatory phenomena was reported in 1917 by the American anthropologist John Peabody Harrington (1884 1961) while doing fieldwork among the Kutanemuk Indians… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • beta-blockers and hallucinations —    Beta blockers are also referred to as ß blockers, beta adrenergic blockers, beta antagonists, beta adrenergic antagonists, beta adrenergic blocking drugs, and beta adrenoceptor antagonists. All these names are used to denote a group of… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • chronic tactile hallucinosis —    The expression chronische taktile Halluzinose was proposed in 1954 by the German neurologist and psychiatrist Klaus Conrad (1905 1961) and his colleague N. Bers to denote a syndrome characterized by * formicative hallucinations, parasitic or… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • cocaine hallucinosis —    The term cocaine hallucinosis refers to the various hallucinatory phenomena associated with the chronic use of cocaine (as in a cocaine run or cocaine binge , which are both characterized by the prolonged consumption of high doses of cocaine) …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • crank bugs —    A term used to denote formicative hallucinations (i.e. *tactile hallucinations mimicking bugs crawling beneath or upon the skin) occurring in the context ofamphetamine use or withdrawal. In this specific context, the pruritic lesions resulting …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • delirium —    Also known as acute confusional state, acute organic reaction, acute brain syndrome, confuso oneiric state, and toxic metabolic encephalopathy. The term delirium comes from the Latin verb delirare, which means to go off the furrow, to derail.… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • dermatozoic hallucination —    see formicative hallucination …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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