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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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These Australian Rules are, in many important respects, incompatible with the rules (including the published Policies of the TSX Venture stock exchange) that govern a Rights offering in Canada (the "Canadian Rules").
Further, if the rights offering is made, it is subject to the effectiveness of the fund's registration statement filed earlier with the SEC and will be made only by means of a prospectus.
Following completion of the rights offering, the company has 20,578,904 shares of its common stock issued and outstanding and Duggan is the beneficial owner of approximately 44% of the outstanding common stock.
has expressed its full support for the company's proposed stock rights offering.
The determination of the number of shares to be issued to each of EUL and BLML and the issuance and settlement of the relevant shares to EUL and BLML will take place following the closing of the rights offering.
The number of Common and Exchangeable shares, including oversubscription shares, to be issued to each exercising holder, pursuant to the exercise of the Rights Offering, will be calculated after 5 PM EST on December 7th, 2012.
The rights offering was fully subscribed with total basic subscription privileges and over-subscription privileges being exercised for an aggregate of 1,199,643 shares of Series J preferred stock and 10,149,824 common stock warrants.
Based on the preliminary results, Ivanhoe expects to issue a total of approximately 260 million new common shares through the rights offering, which would represent approximately 100% of the maximum number of common shares available under the rights offering.
The company has taken this step due to recent volatility in market conditions leading to the current rights offering not being fully subscribed.
The rights offering increased the total issued and paid-up share capital of the company to 62,500,000 ordinary shares.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-28 May 2004-New Wave Group's SEK151m rights offering significantly oversubscribed(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com