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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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In Manning, the Supreme Court stated that a later occurring event could not retroactively change whether the government had previously enjoyed full use of all funds rightfully belonging to it.
Now some forty years since it was originally conceived, Screech's book makes accessible a cultural, theological and philosophical body of knowledge that keeps it rightfully in the ranks of important studies on Montaigne.
She was rightfully proud of that work and discussed it with me when we met.
John Edgar Tidwell rightfully proclaims that Frank Marshall Davis is a powerful voice that should not be forgotten.
She consults her gypsy friend, Rosa, and decides to travel to Northumberland to check out Blackstone Castle, which may rightfully belong to her.
Whilst it is of paramount importance that the guilty go to prison, and rightfully be deprived of their liberty, it is also of paramount importance that the innocent rightfully remain free.
Last night the pair went public to demand Camelot pay them the windfall that is rightfully theirs.
Although Jeener rightfully worries that chaotic behavior may amplify the unwanted signals in NMR experiments, swamping the meaningful signals, the presence of chaos could also prove to be a benefit, Warren notes.
The court rejected the IRS's argument that Fluor had use of funds rightfully belonging to the government and found under the statute that Fluor's "tax obligation for 1982 was changed; it was reduced by the foreign tax [credit] carried back which was `deemed' paid in 1982.
He has rightfully objected to his treatment by the Clinton Administration, which included blocking Aristide from fully disbanding the military and disarming the paramilitary.
As long as people have legitimate ways of deferring tax, they will use it, and rightfully so," said McKinzie.
We are all rightfully outraged at the justice system's failure to deal effectively with Joseph P.