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ABASIA-ASTASIA

The inability to either stand or walk in a usual manner; the gait is bizarre and is not suggestive of a specific organic lesion; often the patient sways wildly and almost falls, but recovers at the recent moment; a symptom of hysteria-conversion reaction. Synonym: Blocq's malady.
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