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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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)
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


(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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If any proof was needed about the facilities at Jackdaw's Castle, it is Legal Right. O'Neill said: 'He has raced more since he has been here than in the last four seasons.
O'Neill said yesterday: "Legal Right, Quazar and Native Emperor went together but they didn't go very fast.
Legal Right, trained by Jonjo O'Neill, has had his share of problems but when 100 per cent he's a useful performer as he showed when powering away with last year's Tripleprint Gold Cup and, more recently, the Tommy Whittle Chase at Haydock.
O'Neill still has big plans for Legal Right ,who has to do most of his training in a swimming pool rather than the gallops.
However he was due to carry top-weight of 12 stone in this year's running of the pounds 100,000 event and O'Neill will instead run Legal Right in the Tommy Whittle Chase at Haydock.
A nonclient would have no legal right to sue a SysTrust provider under a strict privity rule.
According to the court, the Service's argument went to the likelihood a withdrawal right would be exercised; in contrast, both Crummey and Cristofani were firmly based on the existence of the legal right to demand payment.
One group of actions taken to bring about the death of a dying patient (withdrawal of life support, referred to by some as passive euthanasia) has been specifically upheld by the courts as a legal right of a patient to request and a legal act for a doctor to perform.
"Above all," Gans writes, "everyone has to realize that insisting on the harmfulness of divergent behavior is a way of asserting the cultural and political power of one's own values." This is true, and unwed high school dropouts should have every legal right to father or mother as many children as they want.
It did not show any of those Welsh people who chose not to use the English language in Wales, their moral and legal right in accordance with international and the higher law.
GRANDPARENTS are to be given a legal right to see their grandchildren after parents split up.
If plans to create legal rights are given the go-ahead it will mean that from April 1 2010, patients will have the legal right to start treatment with a consultant within 18 weeks of GP referral, and to be seen by a cancer specialist within two weeks of GP referral.

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