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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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These findings are consistent with the results of previous studies that have suggested that the most common symptoms are aphasia, loss of consciousness, paresthesia, convulsions, dyspnea, paralysis, psychogenic pain, and astasia-abasia (12,22,41).
The neurology service finds profound truncal ataxia, astasia-abasia, and buckling of the knees; a normal brain and spine MRI are not consistent with a neurologic etiology.
Dentro de los hallazgos en los examenes neurologicos se encuentran la pobre correlacion emocional con los sintomas o "bella indiferencia" (1), la contraccion simultanea de agonistas y antagonistas musculares o signo de Hoover, sintomas fluctuantes y desencadenados por el examinador (durante el examen o al ser inducidas), vision en tunel o ceguera sin perdida del reflejo optocinetico, alteraciones de sensibilidad sin un patron central ni periferico, imposibilidad para estar de pie y caminar o astasia-abasia (1,8,14).