Definition of Globus
Globus: A word straight from the Latin, meaning (not unexpectedly) a globe or sphere. The word "globus" is used in a number of different contexts in medicine.
Globus hystericus, sometimes just called globus, is the sensation of having a lump in the throat. This is a symptom of hysterical neurosis (conversion hysteria) as well as of diseases such as reflux laryngitis.
The globus pallidus is a pale-appearing spherical area in the brain.
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