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Inability to stand because of motor incoordination.

[Greek, unsteadiness, from astatos, unsteady : a-, not; see a-1 + statos, standing; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]


(əˈsteɪʒə; əˈsteɪzɪə)
(Pathology) the incapability of being able to stand which is caused by impairment of the coordination of muscles
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Noun1.astasia - inability to stand due to muscular incoordination
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"


n. astasia, condición histérica.
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Pero no es solo que el dolor provocaba la astasia abasia.
Shalaby played on sectarian sensations in the novel; Astasia is a Copt living in a Muslim-dominated village, and the suspects in the murder of her son are mostly Muslims.
Hay entonces astasia y ataxia cerebelosa con dismetria, hipermetria, etc.