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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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It would be a disaster if the right wing - a small section of the party - manage to grab control of the executive.
Captain's Scott's supporters had a brief moment of hope, but Quin pounced and it was all over as Right Wing got home by half a length.
Plans have yet to be confirmed, but Right Wing could now go for the Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown, where Albarahin, yesterday's third Fanaar and Distant Music are earmarked to run.
Without being extended, Right Wing coasted home two lengths clear of Abou Safian, with Cut Quartz a short neck away in third place.
Meanwhile, Reed instructed leaders of the state Christian Coalition chapters to bring numerous right wing fundamentalists and evangelicals into the delegate choosing process and train them in delegate selection.
and Canada were being sold a bill of goods by the right wing politicians pushing for the privatization and deregulation of public services.
Right Wing has tackled a mile and a quarter on his last three starts, but on today's soft ground, the drop back to a mile is in his favour.
Another effort of those opposed to public schools is the home-school movement, which includes many people who are neither religious nor right wing.
Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione says the Clinton Administration has caved in to pressure from right wing religious zealots by reversing a Pentagon decision not to appeal a ruling by a Federal Judge that overturned the Military Honor and Decency Act.
Unfortunately, Arnold's transition committee was chaired by David Dreier, an extreme right wing Republican congressman, who has an improbably low 17% approval rating from the Human Rights Campaign.
Are we to believe that Cruz Bustamante is in league with the hated right wing and trying to wrest power from those who rightfully hold it?
RICHARD QUINN delivered a terrific result for many punters when producing the gambled-on Right Wing with a decisive late thrust to land Saturday's Worthington Lincoln at Doncaster.