globus hystericus


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globus

 [glo´bus] (pl. glo´bi) (L.)
1. sphere.
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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

glo·bus hys·ter·'i·cus

difficulty in swallowing; a sensation as of a ball in the throat or as if the throat were compressed; a symptom of conversion disorder.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

globus hystericus

Globus, 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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

globus hystericus

The sensation of having a ‘lump in the throat’ which cannot be swallowed. This is due to an abnormal constriction of the muscles surrounding the lower part of the throat (pharynx) and is a feature of acute anxiety, depression or mental conflict.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Central nervous system side effects include weakness, malaise, fatigue, dizziness, globus hystericus, and headache.
Globus hystericus, a frequent syndrome among E.N.T.
of course, typical of a lump in the throat syndrome or globus hystericus. From the clinical examination of the E.N.T.
Study on the function of pharynx upper esophageal sphincter in globus hystericus. World J Gastroenterol 2002;8:952-5.
Many people who are nervous or anxious experience it - in the old days, it was called globus hystericus.
For this reason, doctors refer to it as globus hystericus and it's nearly always psychological in origin.
Doctors call it globus hystericus and it's nearly always psychological.
It's known as globus hystericus, where there's an uncomfortable feeling of a lump in the throat.