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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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F] schedule in the top half of diagram 2 shifts rightwards to the dashed line, and there are then higher wage settlements in real terms at A with unemployment falling.
The hysteresis effects put greater pressure on the Thai Government to shift the AD curve rightwards via a fiscal expansion, a policy which is evident in a number of current government initiatives.
If the federal position base has also shifted rightwards, some part of the aging workforce might be attributed to having fewer lower grades for younger employees and having more senior grades that attract older employees to begin with.
An understanding of the new definition of right and left means accepting that society's vocabulary has shifted rightwards -- away from government as the finder and funder of solutions to society's ills.
The fear and loathing Mr Corbyn has provoked in the top echelons of the Labour Party has been a constant source of mirth as the nomenklatura of the ever rightwards drifting "Labour" Party scuttle around wringing their hands and gnashing their teeth.
Cameron lurching Rightwards, posing in 2013 as the leader the Tory faithful wanted in 2010, won't help in 2015.
Arguably, however, this was more the case in opposition after 1975 (when she moved much more rapidly than is often remembered to shift the party rightwards, to sideline patrician left-wingers, and to reward her closest supporters) than in government after 1979.
Shapira, for his part, believes the reason for Israel's sharp swing rightwards in the last few years is Israel's growing difficulty in portraying itself as the victim in the conflict with the Palestinians.
Some Israeli legislators have warned that Mr Ben-Ari and his supporters are gaining a stronger foothold in parliament, in an indication of the country's increasing lurch rightwards.
It may not move rightwards, because of Selkirk's (1996) AlignPPhR, so it moves leftwards.
Politics has just gone hurtling rightwards past him, so he is now a left wing figure.
At room temperature, [DELTA]G and k of reaction (1) is large enough to make the reaction proceed rightwards in a minute or so.