globus pharyngeus

a common condition characterized by a sensation of a lump in the throat, in the midline just above the sternum; swallowing is not affected. The condition, formerly called globus hystericus, is sometimes related to gastro-oesophageal reflux and tends to be worse during periods of stress.

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an uncomfortable feeling of having a lump in the throat when none is there; it may be psychogenic (globus hystericus) or due to some disorder of the esophagus or nearby cervical structures.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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