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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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Moderates were enraged by veteran right-winger Bill Walker becoming deputy chairman.
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But the Reds' boss says his priority is a right-winger, not a striker.
The impressive right-winger has joined the Nationwide Conference side from Redditch United, signing a one-year deal Hollis had spells at Solihull Borough and Halesowen Town before switching to Redditch last summer.
TORY right-winger Sir Teddy Taylor has announced he will not be standing at the next General Election.
From a contemporary perspective, it might seem unremarkable that a steadfast right-winger would win the GOP nomination, but in 1964, it was roughly the equivalent of Jesse Jackson winning the Democratic nomination today.
TORY right-winger Michael Portillo was today back in the political frontline in the latest Tory reshuffle.
Phillips is a militant right-winger aligned with the Christian Reconstructionists, the most radical faction of the Religious Right.
The team has made no secret it wants to re-sign high scoring right-winger Ziggy Palffy.
DK's scrum-half Allan Mitchell was in the sinbin when Rugby right-winger Alan Mitchell and replacement lock Wilf Barclay scored tries, and replacement lock Neil Shillingford likewise sidelined when winger Ben Clarke raced over for the last try.
He has already brought right-winger John Hayes into Downing Street in an effort to head off fresh rebellions.
Gasseau watched Saturday as three of his former pupils were selected - including right-winger Bobby Ryan, who was selected second overall by the Mighty Ducks - in a landmark day for Southern California youth hockey.