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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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A BOSS whose firm was raided four times in less than a week caught a suspected raider "bang to rights" - only to see him walk free.
SPOTTED: A police officer watches vehicles BANG TO RIGHTS: A "speeding motorist" faces pupils at Greasby junior school Pictures: PAUL HEAPS
But Robertson's not daft, and when he and Graves stake out Tulip's grave and Alf turns up to pay his respects, it looks like they've caught him bang to rights.
The ultra-hi-tech digital cranium-cams can record 400 hours of footage and police say will provide evidence to help get street-corner thugs bang to rights.
They got him bang to rights - well no, actually there wasn't a bang after all - in the House of Lords' cellar 400 years ago tonight.
I suppose the decision had nothing to do with the fact Pipey and his rider were caught bang to rights added to which by not appealing Moore has a clear run at the Cheltenham Festival?
Birchfield secretary Tom McCook said: 'Denise is extremely proud of her roots and if she hears anyone trying to put the Midlands down she puts them bang to rights.
IF you are ever caught bang to rights at a murder scene, dripping from head to toe in blood, clutching a meat cleaver in one hand, a chain saw in the other, and screaming in a generally psychotic manner ' I hope the dirty rat rots in hell' just remember to sign up Sir Alex Ferguson as your defence lawyer.
He has her bang to rights and people of the Thatcher years should avoid this travesty of a film.
My view is if someone is caught bang to rights committing one of these vile acts that can carry life imprisonment, then let them swing.