astasia-abasia

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

astasia (not step condition) +‎ abasia (not stand condition).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (General American) IPA(key): /əˈsteɪ.ʒi.ə əˈbeɪ.ʒi.ə/, / əˈsteɪ.ʒə əˈbeɪ.ʒə/, / əˈsteɪ.zi.ə əˈbeɪ.zi.ə/[2]

Noun[edit]

astasia-abasia (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) The inability either to stand or walk due to loss of motor control.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1993 [1940], Thomas, Clayton L. editor, Taber's Encyclopedic Medical Dictionary, edition 5th, Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company, ISBN 0-8036-8313-8, page 1:
  2. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 2,134