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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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Also, it needs to be underlined that the CC rightward lateralization is discernible in fresh material (not treated with ethanol), and the ethanol-treated crickets were used just for confirmation of this observation.
Their refusal to condemn these displays of bigotry and intolerance only adds to the concern that the party is courting extremist currents and, as a result, has continued on a dangerous rightward drift.
Rightward Bound is an outstanding addition to the literature on the politics and culture of the 1970s and an absorbing read in the bargain.
Although Kadima captured one parliamentary seat more than its nearest rival, the rightwing Likud party under Benjamin Netanyahu, he is seen as having a better chance of forming a coalition government because of the overall rightward shift in the 120-seat Knesset.
Overall, exit polls confirmed a general rightward shift, including a surge to between 14 and 15 seats for far-rightist Avigdor Lieberman's Yisrael Beiteinu party, after a campaign marked by Israel's three-week offensive in the Gaza Strip.
Students from well-off families were more likely to move rightward.
He was much criticized when secretary of state, especially by Democrats, for not standing up for his more liberal take on events and against the rightward drift of the Republicans.
for The New Statesman (then still a liberal venue, this being prior to the magazine's near-bankruptcy and subsequent rightward shift behind Blair).
In office, both presided over tax cuts, a military buildup and a rightward tilt of the federal judiciary.
McCain's apparent rightward shift, needed, he felt, to attain the Republican nomination, may have eroded his independent image.
The rightward drift of both Catholic and Protestant churches during the past 40 years has left an enormous number of Americans with the feeling that their church doesn't speak for them.
of Chicago in 2000 in a stock swap to avoid capital gains taxes, the paper has been spiraling rightward and downward toward mediocrity.