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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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'Now the court held that Ozurigbo was not the rightful candidate of the APC and said that the second runner-up, who is my client, that participated in all the stages of the elections, should be issued with the certificate of return.'
Musa is seeking a declaration from the court, among others, that he is rightful Chief Minister of Sabah appointed on May 10 by the Yang Di Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, and that the swearing in of Shafie on May 12 was unconstitutional.
Guanzon said this is to determine who is the rightful authorized person or officer to sign the CONA for the party.
States have proven to be successful in returning unclaimed property to rightful owners, including U.S.
Jon, since he is Rhaegar's (Wilf Scolding) son, is the rightful person to take the throne. Since it seems like the rightful heir never really does end up on the throne though, it doesn't seem likely that the pattern would be broken in favor of a King who was brought up to believe he was a bastard his whole life.
'You know Boracay, I always say, 'allow government to clean it.' And after that, I will return Boracay to its rightful owners,' he said in a speech during the 31st anniversary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City.
The Court of Appeal upheld an earlier judgment that Mr Sudi was the rightful owner of the suit property.During the eight-year tussle for the prime property located near Winners Chapel, Mrs Sorora was arraigned before Kibera Magistrates Court for forgery of land documents.
"It would be great to see these items returned to their rightful home so if you think they belong to you please get in touch."
'The struggle for improving the working conditions of workers and protection from exploitation is a continuous one and the Party will continue its struggle to secure the rightful place of workers in the society,' he said.
Not wanting their rightful owner to miss out on the game, Dan, a technician at Coleg Gwent's Ebbw Vale campus, tried to reach out to them by starting a Facebook campaign, which was shared nearly 4,000 times.
CAN you help this teddy bear find his rightful owners?
Baquba / NINA / The rightful judge of Daash and three of his companions were killed in a security operation northeast of Baquba.