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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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She's right to say that it is a very limited number of people in the Pakistani community but I think she's right to raise those concerns.
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.
Billie Piper has shown she's right up there with the fairies.
I don't think she's right for the role and I don't think she's capable at this point to portray that character.
I know she's right, but my friend has had depression a couple of times and once rang me to say she was going to do away with herself.
We need to look at this kind of partnership across the city and not just downtown,'' says Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, and she's right.
Of course, she's right, though it did occur to me that she may have stumbled onto a solution for another dietary problem that was highlighted at a teachers' conference this week.
I find the idea of dogging with loads of men around disgusting, but she keeps talking about It makes me doubt whether I'm ready to marry her and I'm beginning to wonder if she's right for me.
And she's right to go on the attack after being subjected to criticism for wearing dresses which accentuate her curvaceous figure.
She just thinks that it looks stupid and, of course, she's right.