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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 major is the head of the epididymis, the structure just behind the testis. The globus minor is the lower end of the epididymis.

The globus pallidus is a pale-appearing spherical area in the brain.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9022
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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