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astasia-abasia

Pronunciation: ă-stā′zē-ă-ă-bā′zē-ă

Definition: The inability to either stand or walk in a normal manner; the gait is bizarre and is not suggestive of a specific organic lesion; often the patient sways wildly and nearly falls, but recovers at the last moment; a symptom of hysteria-conversion reaction.

Synonym(s): Blocq disease

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