One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The inability to stand and walk, especially in an individual who has no demonstrable sensory impairment or motor weakness, occurring as a symptom of psychiatric conversion disorder and of certain types of organic brain disease.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. After French astasie-abasie.
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