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right

 [rīt]
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)

right

(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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Development should not start until the necessary order for diversion or extinguishment of the right of way has been granted.
It would be privately financed, but would use public right of ways,'' said Palmdale Councilman David Myers, a member of the SCAG regional council.
LAS VEGAS -- Aberdene Mines Limited (the 'Company' or 'Aberdene') (OTCBB:ABRM) is pleased to announce that it has recently increased the size of the New York Canyon property by staking an additional 550 mineral claims to cover mineral prospects, possible leach pad areas, access routes and power line right of ways.
This bill will deal with vandalism of telecommunications infrastructure and fibre cuts due to road networks, shutting off of services by state governments, planning permit restrictions, right of ways restrictions, Juwah said.
While some communities may tolerate election signs for a limited time period, it is illegal to nail campaign signs on utility polls or place them along road right of ways.
CCP acquired surface rights for the gas compressors and processing equipment as well as the right of ways for the many miles of gathering pipeline that will ultimately connect each of Petrol's wells to the ENB Interstate Pipeline.
This does not not include $20 million of city funds used in the Valley to purchase right of ways, construct Metrolink stations, park and ride lots and transit centers during the past five years.