[uh-stey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]

noun Medicine/Medical.

inability to stand due to a limitation or absence of muscular coordination.

Compare abasia.

Origin of astasia

1885–90; < Greek astasía instability, equivalent to ástat(os) (see astatic) + -ia -ia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for astasia

instability, disequilibrium, disequilibration

astasia in Medicine




The inability to stand due to muscular incoordination.
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