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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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Revlon has indicated that, while it knows the total number of shares of Revlon Class A common stock subscribed for in the rights offering pursuant to the basic and over-subscription privileges, it is in the process of calculating the over-subscriptions.
Instead, pursuant to a Stock Purchase Agreement between MacAndrews & Forbes and Revlon, MacAndrews & Forbes has agreed to purchase, in a private placement directly from Revlon, its pro rata share of the $100 million of Class A common stock covered by the rights offering, which share MacAndrews & Forbes would otherwise have been entitled to subscribe for in the rights offering pursuant to its basic subscription privilege (equal to approximately 60% of the shares available for purchase under the subscription rights distributed in the rights offering, or approximately $60 million).
The rights offering of approximately $100 million would be conducted via an existing effective shelf registration statement.
A rights offering will be conducted to generate gross proceeds of $150 million.
The terms and conditions of the rights offering are set forth in a prospectus dated August 8, 2006 and filed with the SEC in a registration statement on Form S-3 on the same day.
Statements in this release that are not historical, including without limitation statements regarding the plans, expectations, assumptions and estimations with respect to the rights offering and the results thereof, are considered forward-looking statements and speak only as of the date hereof.
An automatically effective registration statement relating to the rights offering was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 2006.
CHICAGO -- USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) announced today that it has set Friday, June 30, 2006 as the record date for its previously announced rights offering.
All stockholders who fully exercise their basic subscription rights will also have an over-subscription right to acquire any shares which are not purchased by other stockholders, subject to a pro rata limitation in the event the rights offering is oversubscribed.
OTCBB: SKYT) announced today that it expects to conduct a rights offering to its stockholders in order to raise approximately $120 million to redeem all of its outstanding Series A Preferred Stock at its liquidation preference.