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astasia

[ uh-stey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ əˈsteɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
inability to stand due to a limitation or absence of muscular coordination.
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Origin of astasia

1885–90; <Greek astasía instability, equivalent to ástat(os) (see astatic) + -ia-ia
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How to use astasia in a sentence

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

  • They are really a loss of confidence in one's power to do things and a passing astasia-abasia.

    Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh

Medical definitions for astasia

astasia
[ ə-stāzhə ]

n.
The inability to stand due to muscular incoordination.
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