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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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The Company reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate the Rights Offering at any time prior to the Expiration Date, for any reason.
In addition, Revlon announced that on or about January 25, 2007, RCPC used the remainder of such proceeds to repay approximately $43 million of indebtedness outstanding under RCPC's $160 million revolving credit facility (which represented all of the indebtedness outstanding under this facility at that time), without any permanent reduction in that commitment, after paying fees and expenses incurred in connection with the rights offering and related private placement, with the remaining approximately $5 million available for general corporate purposes.
05 per share and represent the number of shares that MacAndrews & Forbes would otherwise have been entitled to subscribe for in the rights offering pursuant to its basic subscription privilege (which is approximately 60% of the total shares offered in the rights offering and private placement combined).
While Revlon cannot provide assurances that a trading market will develop, the subscription rights are expected to trade on the NYSE under the symbol "REV RT" beginning approximately December 20, 2006 until January 18, 2007, the last business day prior to the scheduled January 19, 2007 expiration date of the rights offering (subject to Revlon's right to extend the rights offering subscription period).
ARC intends to mail the prospectus with respect to the rights offering and the proxy statement for the special meeting to its stockholders on or about December 22, 2006.
Perelman, has agreed to purchase its pro rata share of the $100 million of Class A common stock covered by the rights offering, which share M&F would otherwise have been entitled to subscribe for in the rights offering pursuant to its basic subscription right.
These include, but are not limited to, statements regarding BroadVision's anticipated rights offering proceeds and cash balances and its generation of cash from profitable operations.
The proposed rights offering will be made pursuant to a registration statement covering the additional shares of common stock being offered.
No prospectus related to the rights offering has been, or will be, filed for registration with any authority outside of the United States.
Halsey will file a registration statement including a prospectus and other related documents concerning the proposed rights offering with the SEC.
Only holders of record on the record date that did not participate in the November 12, 2004 private placement of Motient's common stock are eligible to participate in this rights offering.
and Arklow Capital, LLC pursuant to which the investors have agreed to backstop the rights offering by exercising any rights remaining unexercised at the close of the rights offering and Tontine and Legg Mason have agreed to purchase at the rights offering subscription price additional shares for $50.