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idiopathic central alveolar hypoventilation in which involuntary control of respiration is depressed, but voluntary control of ventilation is not impaired.
[Ondine, char. in play by J. Giraudoux, based on Undine, Ger. myth. char.]
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Ondine,a water nymph in German mythology.
Ondine curse - alveolar hyperventilation.
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