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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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He added that Abu Anas al-Iraqi was the rightful judge to areas north of Muqdadiyah and Hamrin and fled to the outskirts of Edhyam when the military operations to liberate areas north of Muqdadiyah northeast of Baquba started.
They now hope to trace the rightful owners and want anyone who recognises anything to get in touch
Sgt Rice decided to buy both medals from the auction using his own cash and has been determined to reunite them with their rightful owner ever since.
Rightful Owners plans to track down the forgotten owners of shares, cash, fund holdings, insurance payouts and pensions.
While any fees paid to Rightful Owners on this side of the Atlantic will be optional, its emergence could rekindle the debate about 'heir hunters' firms which trace money left by people who die with no will and no relatives, on behalf of hopeful clients.
They have released images of the power tools to try and trace the rightful owner.
Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development addressing a meeting held at Mandativu Island on 17th Of January 2012 at the occasion of handing over 15 houses back to their rightful owners by the Navy after having renovated them said that the land and house and property taken over by the armed forces during the period of war for security reasons were now being released back to their rightful owners consequent to establishment security in the area and return of peace to the country as a whole.
BIRMINGHAM, September 19, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkey's finance minister has said his country had taken necessary steps to protect its rightful cause in a dispute with Israel over the killing of nine Turkish nationals aboard a Gaza-bound aid flotilla on high seas last year in May.
Turkey's foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday that Turkey's rightful demands regarding Mavi Marmara attack should primarily be met for a possible high level meeting with Israel.
Not a great end to 2010, although Money Trix ran well against a horse who really got his act together in Pandorama Darts Call me a misery guts but the thought of sitting in a boiling hot room with idea of a good night out 2011 wish list Reading to return to their rightful place in the Premier League, 2,000 drunks is not my idea of a good night out 2011 wish list Reading to return to their rightful place in the Premier Lee Westwood to win the major he deserves, and all the contenders to turn up in the Champion Hurdle in top shape
Detectives are trying to trace the rightful owners of a range of items, which are believed to have been stolen from homes across Warrington and Halton.
The good Samaritans decided to hunt down the rightful owners of the EUR1,200 tickets and enlisted gardai and local journalists in the search.