Also called the globus pallidus, this is a pale-appearing spherical area in the brain. Globus is a Latin word meaning a globe or sphere. Pallidus refers to its pallor relative to the surrounding brain substance.
The globus pallidus is specifically part of what is called the lentiform nucleus which, in turn, is part of the striate body, a component of the basal ganglia, large masses of gray matter at the base (hence basal) of the cerebral hemispheres of the brain.
The globus pallidus is also called the palladum, and the paleostriatum (because it was thought to have evolved before the neostriatum, a different part of the striate body).
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 […]
- Globus hystericus
The sensation of having a lump in the throat when there is nothing there. Sometimes simply called globus. Globus hystericus is a symptom of some physical disorders such as reflux laryngitis as well as a classic sign of hysterical neurosis, a psychosomatic disorder characterized by a change or loss of physical function (such as blurred […]
- Globus major
The head of the epididymis, the structure just behind the testis.
- Globus minor
The tail of the epididymis, a cordlike structure just behind the testis.
- Globus pallidus
A comparatively pale-looking, spherical area in the brain. The globus pallidus is specifically part of the lentiform nucleus, which in turn is part of the striate body, a component of the basal ganglia. Also called pale globe, palladum, and paleostriatum.