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Definition of the noun abasia

What does abasia mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abasias

  1. inability to walk

Alternative definition of the noun abasia


  1. [medical] An inability to walk, which may be psychiatric or physiological in origins.

Phrases with abasia

Phrases starting with the word abasia:

  1. abasia trepidans
  2. Abasia pseudorostris

Phrases ending with the word abasia:

  1. ataxic abasia
  2. Astasia-abasia
  3. atactic abasia
  4. choreic abasia
  5. Gamelia Abasia
  6. spastic abasia
  7. paralytic abasia
  8. Species Gamelia Abasia
  9. paroxysmal trepidant abasia

Other phrase containing the word abasia:

  1. species Abasia pseudorostris

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for abasia

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Google previewElsevier Comprehensive Guide to Combined Medical Services (UPSC)- (2015)

by Rajeev Kumar, Prakash Nayak

Astasia-abasia refers to (a) Choreoathetotic gait (b) Vestibular gait (c) Hysterical gait (d) Sensory ataxic gait Answer: c (Hysterical gait) Explanation: Astasia- abasia is a typical hysterical gait disorder, usually characterized by wide-based, ...

Google previewJournal of the Missouri State Medical Association (1910)

Abasia is a difficulty in starting the act of walking from a state of previous rest. This is...

Google previewFred Markham in Russia: The Boy Travellers in the Land of the Czar (188?)

by William Henry Giles Kingston

Therewasa fineAbasian officer—Abasia is a province bordering on the Caucasus , conqueredbythe Russians. Hewore a black fur capwith a redandwhite top to it,— nightcap fashion,—a white coat with cartridgecases inthebreast andtrimmed ...

Google previewThe Book of the Bizarre (2008)

Freaky Facts and Strange Stories by Varla Ventura

Abasia is a loss of the power to walk when there are no structural or organic changes to account for the inability to move. Abasiac individuals are utterly convinced that they. chaPter ten: Passing strange 231.

Google previewMRCPsych Parts I & II: Individual statements and EMI practice exams (2012)

by Justin Sauer

Atasia abasia is the inability to stand or walk. It does not fit with organic disease and is often a symptom of conversion disorders. False. Up to 90 per cent is protein bound. True. Where a physiological reward mechanism following self- harm ...

Google previewPsychiatry (2010)

by Neel Burton

Atasia abasia is a type of dissociative motor disorder involving an inability to stand or walk Dissociative sensory loss may accompany ...

Google previewGeriatrics; the Diseases of Old Age and Their Treatment (1916)

Including Physiological Old Age, Home and Institutional Care, and Medico-legal Relations by Ignatz Leo Nascher

Senile abasia is the slow unsteady gait of the aged when walking without a cane and is due to lessened coordination, muscular weakness, bent knees and the fear of falling. This fear is aroused through the greater difliculty in maintaining ...

Google previewEmergency Neurology (1999)

Principles and Practice by Sid M. Shah, Kevin M. Kelly

Astasia — abasia is a lurching, unusual gait symptomatic of psychogenic ataxia. Sensory Examination. Similar to the rest of the neurological examination, the sensory examination is an organized assessment of neuroanatomical structures and ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

abasia [ -ba′zh ] inability to ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2016)

by Ray Corsini

See ASTASIA-ABASIA. astasia-abasia Inability to stand (astasia) or walk (abasia) . Walking with a wobbly, staggering gait, though muscle control is normal while lying down. The cause is usually psychological, rather than neurological.

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

abasia /ۑbƗމzhۑ/[Gk, a + basis, without pedestal], the inability to walk, ...

Google previewThe American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1915)

abasia (ah-ba'ze-ah) (Gr. a priv. + 04<m step].

Google previewThe First Dictionary of Psychoanalysis (2013)

A Gift for Sigmund Freud's 80th Birthday by Richard Sterba

Abasie (abasia; abasie) means the inability to walk. As a hysterical symptom, abasia appears when the function of walking acquires a forbidden sexual- symbolic meaning and is inhibited for this reason. The specific sexual-symbolic meaning ...

Google previewFreud (1950)

Dictionary of Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud

ABASIA— See Walking. •o ABSTINENCE, SEXUAL— In considering the question of abstinence, far too little distinction is made between two forms of it, namely, abstention from any kind of sexual activity at all, and abstention from heterosexual ...

Google previewInverted Medical Dictionary, Second Edition (1991)

by Bruce C. Carlstedt, Mary J. Stanaszek, Walter F. Stanaszek

walking backward opisthoporeia walking difficulty dysbasia walking inability abasia astasia inability to maintain erect position astasia-abasia inability to stand or walk walking measurer pedometer podometer walking/standing upright ...

Google previewLippincott's New Medical Dictionary (1910)

A Vocabulary of the Terms Used in Medicine, and the Allied Sciences, with Their Pronunciation, Etymology, and Signification, Including Much Collateral Information of a Descriptive and Encyclopedic Character by Henry Ware Cattell

It is a functional disease, rarely occurring alone, but usually a part symptom of hysteria and sometimes due to central or spinal affections, cw Astasia ; astasia«abasia ; dysbasia. A. atac'tica, a variety ...

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Abasia Meaning

Video shows what abasia means. An inability to walk due to a defect in muscular coordination.. Abasia Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary.

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Scrabble value of A1B3A1S1I1A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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