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globus[glo´bus] (pl. glo´bi) (L.)
2. a spherical structure.
globus hyste´ricus the subjective sensation of a lump in the throat.
globus pal´lidus the smaller and more medial part of the lentiform nucleus of the brain; it is divided into two parts, lateral and medial, by the medial medullary lamina.
difficulty in swallowing; a sensation as of a ball in the throat or as if the throat were compressed; a symptom of conversion disorder.
Etymology: L, small ball; Gk, hystera, womb
a transitory sensation of a lump in the throat that cannot be swallowed or coughed up, often accompanying emotional conflict or acute anxiety. The condition is thought to be caused by a functional disturbance of the ninth cranial nerve and spasm of the inferior constrictor muscle that encircles the lower part of the throat. The physical examination result tends to be normal, as does the result of barium esophagography.
globus hystericusGlobus, globus pharyngeus Psychiatry A subjective sensation of compression or a lump–bolus in the throat, considered a symptom of neurosis. See Conversion disorder, Factitious disorders.
glo·bus hys·ter·i·cus(glō'bŭs his-ter'i-kŭs)
Difficulty in swallowing; a sensation as if of a ball in the throat or as if the throat were compressed; a symptom of conversion disorder