paroxysmal trepidant abasia


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.

paroxysmal trepidant abasia

Spastic gait attributed to hysteria; hysterical gait.

paroxysmal trepidant abasia

Abasia caused by trembling and sudden stiffening of the legs on standing, making walking impossible. It may be related to hysteria.
See also: abasia