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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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Megan Mullally -- 8 carat Asscher-cut Diamond Right-Hand Ring valued at $250,000, diamond necklaces with two teardrop diamond pendants totaling 105 carats valued at $450,000 and Marquise-shaped diamond drop earrings totaling 12 carats valued at $125,000 all by Martin Katz.
50 carats of diamonds valued at $145,000 and Diamond Right-Hand ring by Fred Leighton.
Ford has introduced the right-hand-drive Probe and Mondeo and will soon offer right-hand versions of its Taurus and Explorer.
A right-hand drive Neon is under consideration for Japan.
In a right-hand drive version, it would be an appropriate and potentially popular car in the market," said Hsu.
Santa's right-hand woman put those letters in a special priority pile, and started looking for more help.
Every child wants to believe he cares about them,'' Santa's right-hand woman says.
Lutz indicated that if the Vision was successful, Chrysler could introduce more "mainstream" right-hand drive models in the future.
With the introduction of the right-hand drive Jeep Cherokee, we've seen our sales more than triple here in Japan.
21 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 850 hourly jobs may be added to Chrysler Corporation's Toledo Assembly plant for production of the Jeep(R) Wrangler and right-hand drive Jeep Cherokees.
Adding right-hand drive Jeep Cherokee production could create another 25 to 50 jobs.
This, they continue, supports the contention of MacNeilage and his colleagues that, although nonhuman primates do not display the across-the-board right-handedness typical of most humans, they have a right-hand preference for fine manipulations, such as grooming.