What is functional globus of the throat?

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William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
Studies show that, from time to time, most people experience a lump, foreign body sensation or sense of a ball in the throat when they have an intense emotional experience. The term globus is Latin for ball or globe. Functional globus is typically felt in the throat at the level of the Adam's apple. Globus must be distinguished from the medical problem called dysphagia, which occurs during eating and drinking.
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