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abasia

 [ah-ba´zhah]
inability to walk. adj., adj aba´sic, abat´ic.
abasia-asta´sia astasia-abasia.
abasia atac´tica abasia with uncertain movements, due to a defect of coordination.
choreic abasia abasia due to chorea of the limbs.
paralytic abasia abasia due to paralysis.
paroxysmal trepidant abasia (spastic abasia) abasia due to spastic stiffening of the legs on attempting to stand.
trembling abasia (abasia tre´pidans) abasia due to trembling of the legs.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

a·ba·si·a

(ă-bā'zē-ă),
Inability to walk. See: gait.
[G. a- priv. + basis, step]
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abasia

(ə-bā′zhə)
n.
Impaired muscular coordination in walking.
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Abasia

Lack of motor control or muscle coordination during ambulation.
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abasia

Neurology Lack of motor control or muscle coordination while walking
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a·ba·si·a

(ă-bā'zē-ă)
Inability to walk.
See: gait
[G. a- priv. + basis, step]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

abasia

A disorder of coordination affecting the ability to walk, but not caused by paralysis. It is often associated with the inability to stand upright (astasia). People with abasia-astasia retain the full use of the legs while lying in bed, but when placed upright take a few steps then crumple to the ground. The condition is usually a manifestation of HYSTERIA.
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