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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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Going into its second season is the syndicated "The Flipside With Michael Loftus," which features rightward skewing satire and humor.
It is not that the electorate as a whole is shifting rightward but that the political right is getting more extreme.
This measure is used to reveal the average speed at which the walk moves rightward in the complex plane.
This rightward drift came into sharp focus in responses to two questions asked during the debate.
THE obsessive rightward slant of this writing, linked to covering strokes on letters, shows that this writer is single-minded and determined to reach his goal on his terms and without disclosing anything that he wants to keep secret.
As a result, Black public opinion has begun to drift rightward, toward the center, as Black leadership is assimilated further and further into the mainstream.
Massachusetts mostly escaped yesterday's Republican wave that shifted the balance of congressional and gubernatorial power decisively rightward around the nation.
Referring to Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, whose rightward political leanings have driven much of the discourse in recent weeks, Minister of Knesset (MK) Shlomo Molla said she and others had come "to say, 'Stop Lieberman's fascism'" and stem the "flood of anti-democratic and anti-Israeli laws."The conference comes after a 6,000-person march in Tel Aviv on Saturday to protest the bill, which would require new citizens of Israel to swear loyalty to a "Jewish and democratic state." But recent trends in Israeli society suggest the protestors may be in the minority.
This is a dynamic that shapes policy-making every day and has shifted the center of gravity rightward over those two decades.
Rightward Bound: Making America Conservative in the 1970s.
By contradistinction, fellow historian Clay Risen shows a sharp rightward slope, resulting in an extreme racism in the suburbs, hopelessness in the inner cities, apathy on campuses, and redefinitions of liberalism and conservatism after a year, 1968, in which American public opinion had moved about as far leftward on some aspects of civil rights as it had at any moment since the 1930s.