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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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)
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


(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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They also tackled the international law in context of the International Court of Justice ruling, with Macedonian rightfully maintaining its position.
According to the Trust Agreement, ECA can also rightfully first refuse to purchase the Royalty NPI on the terms offered by any prospective third party purchaser before the 31 October 2012 deadline.
Kumar said: "The theme of the book is hope, to believe in tomorrow and finding the goodness in humanity and Candling the Light rightfully brings it out also telling us about the process of enlightenment".
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He advised all ministry employees to enforce the law rightfully with no fear.
There are a lot of brokers that should be worried and rightfully so.
He advised that local citizens and businesses are prepared to assist with fundraising for the pool repairs, although he feels that the repairs should rightfully be paid for through the county tax levy.
It was a rightfully proud, if poignant, moment as they received the Elizabeth Cross, given to the next of kin of those who die in combat.
"Macedonia and its citizens rightfully expect support for their achievements, the reforms implemented, and their constant and committed Euro-Atlantic orientation.
Mahatma Gandhi is the father of the nation and his belongings should rightfully be placed in a museum in India, and not be part of private collections or frequent auctions.
Moore deserved success It seemed to slip by almost unnoticed on Saturday, but the sublime Ryan Moore rightfully regained his jockeys' title.