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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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I hope she's right but sadly it'll be too late for a distressed schoolgirl in Essex.
SHE'S right up there in the "famous derriere" stakes (with Kim and J-Lo) so it's no wonder Nicki Minaj wanted to protect her assets on a trip to Amsterdam.
A SHE'S right, but if she's that heavy then her health is a worry.
She's right not to sign a pre-nup which might limit what she gets if they divorce.
She looks like she's right off a baby-food jar,'' nurse Donna Ferguson said of the little blond toddler in the black-and-white photo.
She's right, of course, but I'm sure she's incurred the wrath of overweight people everywhere who claim to be happy and fat but secretly wish they had her attitude and self-control.
Or maybe she's right, which could mean the American people would rather have a conservative ``imbecile as president'' (for two terms) instead of another liberal extremist the likes of Gore or Kerry.