Abasia definition

ə-bāzhə
Impaired muscular coordination in walking.
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Impaired muscular coordination in walking.
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(medicine) An inability to walk due to a defect in muscular coordination.

The patient is able to move her legs while lying down but has abasia when she stands up.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
abasia
Plural:
abasias

Origin of abasia

  • a– Greek basis step gwā- in Indo-European roots –ia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin a- (“without") + Ancient Greek βάσις (basis, “step") + New Latin -ia (“pathological condition").

    From Wiktionary