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astasia-abasia in Medicine

astasia-abasia n.
Inability to stand or walk normally as a symptom of conversion hysteria. Also called abasia-astasia, Blocq's disease.

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  • In another of Briand's cases torticollis alternated with astasia-abasia, a sort of "mental paraplegia."

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