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Meaning of globus hystericus

glo•bus hys•ter•i•cus

Pronunciation: (glō'bus hi-ster'i-kus), [key]
— Psychiatry. Psychiatry.
  1. the sensation of having a lump in the throat or difficulty in swallowing for which no medical cause can be found.
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