astasia

astasia

[uh-stey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun Medicine/Medical.
inability to stand due to a limitation or absence of muscular coordination.
Compare abasia.


Origin:
1885–90; < Greek astasía instability, equivalent to ástat(os) (see astatic) + -ia -ia

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astasia a·sta·sia (ə-stā'zhə)
n.
The inability to stand due to muscular incoordination.

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