hysteric ataxia

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hys·ter·ic a·tax·i·a

inability to coordinate limb movements accurately because of functional loss of skin sensation. See: hysteria.

hysteric ataxia

Etymology: Gk, hystera, womb, ataxia, without order
a loss of control over voluntary movements in walking or standing, although the involved muscles function normally when the person is lying or sitting. See also astasia-abasia.

con·ver·sion dis·or·der

(kŏn-vĕr'zhŭn dis-ōr'dĕr)
A mental disorder in which an unconscious emotional conflict is expressed asan alteration or loss of physical functioning, usually controlled by the voluntary nervous system.