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something that is due to someone by law or by tradition.
right to fair treatment the fair selection and treatment of subjects during the course of a research study. Principles governing fairness include informed voluntary decision by the subjects to participate and selection according to criteria directly related to the study rather than according to artificial social or cultural biases.
negative right a right to refuse care or not to be interfered with; it obligates another to refrain from doing something. One example is the right to refuse treatment, which is grounded in the principle of respect for autonomy. This is mentioned in the “Patient's Bill of Rights;” see patient's rights.
patient's r's see patient's rights.
positive right a right to be provided with a good or service such as health care, usually grounded in the principle of justice. It is philosophically more difficult to justify than a negative right because it obligates another to do something.

congenital heart disease

A congenital malformation–eg, coarctation of aorta, VSD, ASD, tetraology of Fallot–of the heart or great blood vessels, which may or may not have clinical consequences. See Baby Faye heart, Shunt.
Congenital heart disease
Rightleft shunt Cyanotic shunt Tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great vessels, trucus arteriosus, tricuspid valve atresia
Leftright shunt Acyanotic shunt Patent ductus arteriosus, atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, aortic stenosis, pulmonary stenosis, aortic coarctation (NEJM 2000; 342:256rv)


(rit) [AS. riht],

R; rt

1. Pert. to the dextral side of the body (the side away from the heart), which in most persons is the stronger or preferred. Synonym: dexter
2. Legal authority to supervise and control one's own actions or the actions of others.
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If we examine the reasons offered for limiting legal rights to human beings, we find that they don't hold up under scrutiny.
If you die intestate, once prior and legal rights have been satisfied, everything that is left is divided between your relatives.
Care should also be given to properly address whether at-risk applies when there is (1) a lender with an interest other than as a creditor and (2) loss protection by legal right or agreement.
Winner of the Tripleprint Gold Cup in 1999, Tote Silver Cup in 2000 and Tommy Whittle Chase in 2001, Legal Right was last seen on a racecourse when finishing second in the 2002 Pillar Property Chase.
The fight to give animals legal rights barely registers on the environmental agenda, but perhaps it should.
State-run child protection service (CPS) agencies wield tremendous power: They can intervene in a family's life on a number of levels, and they have the legal right to remove children from their home and place them in state's custody.
INJURY-PRONE Legal Right won a pulsating Tommy Whittle Chase at Haydock after champion jockey Tony McCoy made a mad dash from frostbound Cheltenham to ride in the pounds 45,000 Grade Two race.
McCOY magic had happy Haydock punters singing the champion jockey's praises yesterday as he landed a dramatic win on Legal Right in the Tommy Whittle Chase.
JONJO O'NEILL has decided to bypass tomorrow's Tripleprint Gold Cup with Legal Right who heads for Haydock instead.
That would be state law, so the SysTrust practitioner faces 50 jurisdictions, each with the authority to determine the legal standard under which nonclients have a legal right to sue for negligence.
You have no legal right to severance unless you have an employment contract, but severance pay is conscience money.

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