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paralytic abasia

Abasia

[uh-bey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
Abasia (from Greek: a-, without and basis, step) is the inability to walk due to impaired muscle coordination. The term covers a spectrum of medical disorders such as:

  • choreic abasia: caused by chorea of the legs
  • paralytic abasia: caused by paralysis of the leg muscles
  • spastic abasia: caused by spastic stiffening of the leg muscles
  • trembling abasia: caused by trembling of the legs

Abasia is frequently accompanied by astasis, an inability to stand, see Astasia-abasia.

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