noun[mass noun] Medicine
The sensation of a lump in the throat, as a symptom of anxiety or hysteria.
- The idea that a symptom called globus hystericus or the globus sensation is a swallowing disorder has somehow gotten into the minds of many people.
- High dysphagia must be differentiated from globus hystericus (the feeling of having a lump in the throat without any true dysphagia).
- This is the classic formula for a condition called ‘globus hystericus or ‘plum pit throat‘.
Late 18th century: from Latin.
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