What is the scientific name of that feeling you get at the back of your throat when you are about to tear up?

Like when you see something moving and you don't cry, but you can feel that it might happen.

Does that feeling have an actual name?


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  • The expansion of the glottis in and of itself does not create a lumpy feeling, until we try to swallow. Since swallowing involves closing the glottis, this works against the muscles that open the glottis in response to crying. We experience the resulting muscle tension as a lump in the throat.

  • Emotion?

    Being a little bitch syndrome? (i'm joking)

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