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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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is a two-story, 16-unit building, located right off beautiful Diamond Lake and featuring eight one-bedroom apartments and eight two-bedroom apartments.
He singled to right off reliever Felix Heredia, the first pinch hit of the season for the Angels in eight attempts.
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The Vikings (11-2-2), who went undefeated in league last season, face one of their toughest opponents right off the bat as they open at Hart.
Located right off Park Avenue, 113 East 61st Street is an artful and beautiful reconversion of a neoclassic six-story, single family Manhattan home that will be sold from the premises, just a few minutes walk from Midtown Manhattan.
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We knew we were giving up 12 right off the bat to Highland and we knew it was going to catch up to us,'' Littlerock coach Dennis Henderson said.
Or at least my Web site right off the Web," said Pingel about his site being offline.
Jim Rushford (High Desert) answered with a two-run homer to right off Jose Lopez of Lynchburg, (Va.