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inability to walk. adj., adj aba´sic, abat´ic.
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.
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spas·tic aba·si·a(spas'tik ă-bā'zē-ă)
Inability to walk due to a spastic contraction of the muscles when an attempt is made.
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