from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Impaired muscular coordination in walking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Inability to coördinate muscular actions properly in walking.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, inability to walk, through defect of muscular action, not necessarily paralysis or incoördination.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. inability to walk
From this same standpoint I have studied another case, a married woman of twenty-nine, with marked neurasthenic and hysterical symptoms (including astasia-abasia, anesthesias, palpitation of the heart, throbbing sensations in the stomach and a great many other symptoms).
Astasia-abasia was named by Blocq, who collected 11 cases.