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Ondine curse

Pronunciation: on-den'

Definition: 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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