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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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Let Christmas 2015 inspire people of the world, particularly the followers of Jesus, to rediscover the message of Jesus that has been buried under the debris of ritualism, legalism, dogmatism and live his message through their sensitivity, compassion, care for the environment and respect and appreciation for diversity in order to restore righteousness.
The righteousness of Christ is imputed to the sinner.
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Kalam even had a tip for world peace and requested the audience to repeat it: "Where there is righteousness in the heart, there is beauty in the character .
2) In that case, Abram would be attributing righteousness to God.
Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness "shall be satisfied.
LONDON As if journos in the Gaza Strip didn't have enough problems to deal with, women reporters in the increasingly lawless territory have been directly threatened by the fundamentalist group, Swords of Islamic Righteousness.
Rasmussen concludes by wondering if the ELF radicals will someday be remembered as symbols of "courage and righteousness.
Asked about the appropriate role of religion in politics, Armey replied, "If we advocate righteousness and if in the way we live our lives we exemplify righteousness, we are winning by doing our duty.
But Stark/Woods is best when venting with his fiery, acerbic righteousness.
Their constitution called for those tribes to live under "peace, civil authority, righteousness, and the Great Law.
She has made Noah a religious fanatic, convinced of his righteousness, with the two older sons, Ham and Shem, caught up in their own madness.