Definition of Astasia
1. Noun. Inability to stand due to muscular incoordination.
Definition of Astasia
1. inability to stand resulting from muscular incoordination [n -S]
Medical Definition of Astasia
1. Inability, through muscular incoordination, to stand. Origin: G. Unsteadiness, from a-priv. + stasis, standing (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Astasia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Journal of Insanity by New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum (1905)
"The syndrome that was called astasia-abasia by Blocq (i), but was first described by Jaccoud, then by Charcot and Richer and by Weir Mitchell, ..."
2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1891)
"In paralysis agitans cases there is, however, no astasia. They are always able to stand. DR. HUGHES said that older writers like Weir Mitchell and Charcot ..."
3. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1899)
"ON astasia-ABASIA, WITH A CASE. By JC WILSON, MD, ... IT is a remarkable fact that the syndrome astasia-abasia has attracted so little attention in America. ..."
4. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders, John Herr Musser (1907)
"... nature of the case, and if this is insufficient, morphin must be administered. astasia-ABASIA. astasia-ABASIA is rather a symptom than a disease *ui ..."
5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"IT is a remarkable fact that the syndrome astasia-abasia has attracted so little attention in America. The earliest account of the condition, according to ..."
6. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"astasia flavicans, Ehr. Body extensile, conical or subcylindrical, ... His astasia cucurbita, of similar size and shape, is apparently identical with this ..."
7. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"astasia; ABASIA. These terms, indicating respectively inability to stand and inability to walk, have been applied by Charcot and Blocq to diseased ..."