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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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Righter was clearly motivated by an extensive, admirable, and identifying love of James and this charged relationship animates and motivates all of his work.
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Two others accused me of self-righteousness, by which they seem to have meant that they think they are righter than I think I am.
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In this book, Righter, a former bishop in the Episcopal Church, tells the story of his 1990 decision to ordain a gay priest in New Jersey and the firestorm of criticism that followed.
To sharpen handing, the front scrub radius is reduced from 2,5 to 0.5 inches; there's less friction in the rack-and-pinion steering; and the turn circle is righter by nearly two feet.
A 17th-century Paris-based swashbuckler, the $6.4 million "Fracasse" is an adaptation of Theopile Gautier's 19th-century novel about a young actor who doubles as Captain Fracasse, righter of wrongs, particularly those wrongs perpetrated by the duke of Vallombreuse and Diane of Crecy.
"We are committed to supplying our customers with cost effective application server software solutions that provide optimum next-generation performance, reliability and scalability," said Grover Righter, vice president of marketing for ObjectSwitch.
I always expect ballet dancers to get the movement righter than I can get it.
While he needs further rehabilitation of his long-discredited media theories like I need more caffeine, we still can't ignore the fact that, with each day, he just seems righter than ever.