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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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The bulk of Suburban Warriors is a walk through the big battles and shifting concerns of Orange County right-wingers up through the end of the '60s.
Normal flanker Sam Viggers, deputising at scrum-half for injured Ben Harvey, got on the end of a penalty line-out drive for a try but Westall, who had converted Vine's try, added the extra points to right-winger Andy McCrea's 60-yard solo try.
Right-wingers demanded a leadership crackdown on moderates, claiming a "leftwing militant tendency" was wrecking the party.
Tory grandee Lord Hurd dealt a blow to Conservative right-wingers yesterday when he accused them of persuading people that Europe represented the 'works of the devil'.
DOUBTS that the NHS can ever be safe in Conservative hands are reinforced when prominent right-wingers start talking about charging patients.
Frolov has competition: When the Kings moved right-winger Dustin Brown to the first line Sunday and again for Wednesday's game, they dropped left wing Alexander Frolov to the fourth unit with rookie center Esa Pirnes and right winger Jon Sim.
The Christian right-winger may be peturbed to find out, however, that this week the Mail ran a picture of a dog's penis, and some bare breasts
Hall will be in the Rushden side that takes on Mansfield at Nene Park today and Talbot is delighted with the right-winger.
But the new Tory leader is furious that the far right-winger has been welcomed into the Tory ranks.
Tories want to swap a bald, young, unelectable Right-winger, William Hague, for a bald, older but equally unelectable Right-winger, usually known by his initials as IDS - which makes him sound like a furniture warehouse.
Howard, a right-winger, anchors a front line made up entirely of newcomers, with Rene Huegli on the opposite wing and Jeff Onstad at center.
The Panthers scored first when rookie right-winger Kristian Huselius got his 15th of the season with just over four minutes remaining in the first period.