globus hystericus

noun

glo·​bus hys·​ter·​i·​cus ˈglō-bəs-his-ˈter-i-kəs How to pronounce globus hystericus (audio)
variants or globus sensation or globus pharyngeus also globus syndrome or globus
: the subjective feeling or sensation of a lump or mass in the throat
It's a common but confusing condition originally named globus hystericus, probably because of its potential connection to stress, anxiety and panic.The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec)
Often, people are told "it's all in your head" even when the feeling is in their throat. That has been true for a long time for many people who have a "lump in their throat." This sensation, sometimes with difficult swallowing, is called the globus sensation.Allen J. Douma, The Chicago Tribune
I am guessing that the diagnosis was globus pharyngeus, a rather common condition. It's just as you describe it, a sensation of having a lump in the throat.Paul G. Donohue, The Springfield (Massachusetts) Union-News
Although globus can occur along with other conditions such as esophageal reflux, the researchers say there's no cause-and-effect relationship. Assurance by the doctor that there's no organic disease helps more than half of the patients.Melva Weber, Vogue

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“Globus hystericus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/globus%20hystericus. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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