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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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As part of its regional strategy, Right Angle Media aims to operate over 3500 bus shelters by 2012.
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The final eight straws that we have just placed allow us to fake the fourth right angle that we need for four-dimensions, in much the same way as we faked the third right angle when drawing a cube on two-dimensional paper.
Paramax reducers offer an economical and uniformly high-quality product for demanding parallel shaft and right angle applications with the added value of interchangeability of gear sets from size to size.
Lightnin, Rochester, NY, has launched an expanded line of SR Sanitary Right Angle Drive mixers designed to meet the most stringent requirements for cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) facilities.
Maximum stimulus is provided by a horizontal oscillation of the chair as the patient's head is tilted forward to bring the plane of the horizontal semicircular canal to a right angle to the axis of rotation.
Perceiving that he was rapidly closing on the spheres, he pushed forward on the control stick while in a right angle of bank in an attempt to avoid the high-tension cables on which the spheres were mounted.
The product line includes vertical, horizontal and right angle grinders, die grinders, chipping hammers, rammers, air saws, air drills, air routers, scalers, power supply motors, wheel guards, collets, SpiraCool pads, butts and peins, bushings, adapters and special accessories.
As EOTT grows, Right Angle will provide a scalable business model, which will actually reduce the growth in labor and infrastructure costs and drive incremental transaction costs to zero due to increased trading volume.
And when a vertical line crosses a horizontal line, they form another important element in architectural plans: the right angle.