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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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31 NRA Price Lists, 1932-35, Selchow & Righter Company Archives; Miscellaneous memo, n.p.
Beginning in 1931 and continuing through most of the Depression, Harriet Righter decided that the best way to combat the sales slump and promote interest in Selchow & Righter's future products was to freshen up the presentation of Parcheesi.
For a cash prize, Selchow & Righter invited the public to submit a short letter supplying reasons for their favorites.33 Attracted by the price, cash prizes, and advertisements pitching the sophistication of the game, buyers took up Parcheesi, and its sales increased.
1933): 33-36; Scrapbook, Selchow & Righter Company Archives.
34 Anderson, "Repeat Sales,' 56-57; Miscellaneous Letter, Selchow & Righter Company Archives.
Suffice it to say that Selchow & Righter's financial position had improved.
Among all the departments in the company, Harriet Righter was most interested in advertising.
36 Miscellaneous memo, n.d., n.p., Selchow & Righter Company Archives.
37 Miscellaneous files and clippings, Selchow & Righter Company Archives.
Selchow & Righter's success with Parcheesi was not lost on the company's competitors.
After a good deal of legal wrangling, the standard parade of expert witnesses, legions of game boards, and some setbacks for Selchow & Righter, the court ruled on 1 December 1942, in bold terms, first, that Parcheesi was a bona fide trademark; second, that Selchow & Righter had no right to prohibit Whitman Publishing from producing Pachisi, since it was a common name taken from a foreign language; and third, that Selchow & Righter could not collect damages.
Selchow & Righter had ignored other Parcheesi imitations.