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Pronunciation: ka-theks'is

Definition: A rare disorder characterized by bone marrow retention of myeloid elements leading to severe peripheral neutropenia; neutrophils have a distinctly abnormal appearance; Gm-CSF levels are undetectable and administration of this substance is therapeutically effective.

Synonym(s): myelokathexis

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