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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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Discovering something or someone to die for is what leads us to see rightly and to what is essential.
While we rightly celebrate Dylan, Eddie's contribution, should never be forgotten, as it doubtless was a life-changer.
Trying hurdles in public for the first time, Fine Rightly had to work fairly hard to overcome long-time leader The Orange Rogue by two lengths in a four-runner affair.
But if he gets anywhere in the primaries, Romney's religion will become an issue with moderate and secular voters--and rightly so.
In July, when Israel's destruction of Lebanon had accelerated, a variation of this discourse began to emerge: the notion that one cannot rightly distinguish between terrorists and civilians because most of the civilians in Lebanon were either in cahoots or sympathy with Hizbullah.
As Edward Denison and Guang Yu Ren rightly say; Shanghai's history is not in the making but being repeated.
Andrew Sullivan rightly condemns the Catholic Church's purge of gay seminarians [Against the Current, January 17], but a more informative writer would explain why he remains Catholic despite huge theological disagreements with that denomination.
He, rightly I think, says we cannot call the mode of government in America democratic given the corporate influence on legislation, (6) but it remains unclear to me what Stout understands to be the alternative.
Not a word about what happens to main streets in small towns--the hub of social life--when Wal-Mart arrives; not a word about the impact of trade and technology on long-established manufacturing facilities or about what happens to communities when they shut down; not even a passing mention of the link between a deregulated media market and the cultural coarsening he rightly deplores.
Black Beauty is rightly considered a classic; Sewell's story of a horse's life, told from the horse's point of view, is a moving statement against animal cruelty.
Now in a completely updated and revised sixth edition, Living In The USA rightly continues to be regarded as the ideal guide for recent emigrants and new visitors to the United States, a country which has undergone substantive changes in the last five years since the events of September 11, 2001.