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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 existing objects in space couldn't have combined to make Earth's unique mix of water and other elements, the planet must have formed from--and entirely depleted--an ancient supply of water-rich material that has no modern analog, Drake and Righter argue.
At the present time there is no legal restraint on the right of a bishop to ordain noncelibate gays," Michael Rehill, chancellor of the Newark diocese and the lead attorney for Righter, said after the church court announced its decision.
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Though inspired, in part, by the Righter trial, ``The Presentment'' stays out of the courtroom, focusing more on how the split over church doctrine can splinter a family.
The two-count charge against Righter accuses the bishop of having broken his ordination vows and of false teaching when he ordained a noncelebate gay man to the diaconate in September 1990.
Righter, "As Schechter continues to build its team of advisors who offer broad experiences and diverse backgrounds, I consider this move to be a natural fit to support their growing needs.
Amodern classic in the kung-fu genre, this Thai rollercoaster of stunts stars Tony Jaa is the practically superhuman righter of wrongs sent to Bangkok to retrieve a stolen statue.
For further information on JNMS, contact William Righter or Billy Rogers, TRADOC Capabilities Manager Networks and Services, (706) 791-2721/2334, respectively.
Conservatives also remain upset over the 1996 acquittal of retired bishop Walter Righter, who was put on trial for heresy after ordaining a noncelibate gay man as a deacon.
On the other side, it says, ``Looking for righter to right my book.
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