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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

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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 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 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 previewDiseases of Children (2000)

by C. Sigmond Raue

Astasia abasia is a condition of lost co-ordination for walking and standing. It is produced by alternate contractions of antagonistic groups of muscles. Hysterical coxalgia is a most important subject presenting itself for consideration to the ...

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 dissociative motor disorders and is ...

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 American Illustrated Medical Dictionary (1916)

am'ttea, abasia Characterized by See Not afiecting a ABDOM EN uncertainty of movement. choreic 8., a form due to chorea of the legs. paralytic 8“, a form due to paralysis, the legs giving away ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

abasia (a-ba'zh(é- )a) [lan- + Gr. basis, step] 1. Motor incoordination in walking. 2. Inability to walk due to impairment of coordination. abasic, abatic, adj. a.-astasia Lack of motor ...

Google previewINS Dictionary of Neuropsychology (1999)

by David W. Loring, Kimford J. Meador

Astasia-abasia. An inability to stand (astasia) and walk (abasia). When used together and hyphenated, astasia-abasia typically refers to a psychogenic disorder of motor coordination characterized by the inability to stand or walk despite ...

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 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 ...

Google previewThe Practitioner's Medical Dictionary (1919)

Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott

abasia (ah-ba'-te-ah) [A, priv.; ftaats, a step). Motor incoordination in walking. See astasia. a. astasia, inability to walk or stand in a normal manner, a. atactica* a form marked by awkwardness and uncertainty of movement, a., ...

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 ...

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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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