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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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Though the emirate's hotels received regional visitors guests during Ramadan, there was a fall in European guests, which is expected to be set right due to the series of exhibitions to be held over the next few months.
IT wasn't long before I was set right by a supermarket worker after I blamed them (supermarkets, not their workers) for society's ills last week.
They said I've improved and gotten really quick and that nobody's set right now.
Barracuda group chief executive Mark McQuater, said: "Manager Ron Darby and his team have built an enviable reputation for the extremely high standards they set right across the board.
Such activities, he added, set right approach of doctors through enhanced knowledge about medical advancements and new therapies.
NNA - Former Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, underlined the importance of the election of the president of the republic, saying matters in the country can only be set right through such an election.
The senior medical professional said the country with majority of its inhabitants living in rural or semi urban areas needed to set right its priorities.
Set right at the bottom of Calton Hill with the classic view of Edinburgh broadcast over the world, we are used to a selection journos and TV crews coming in to eat, drink and be merry.
Draghi justified that the short term pain was necessary to set right the banking system.
And the skyscrapers set right on the bend of the river, blocking the view of the Three Graces to passengers on the liners and sticking out like sore thumbs.
But the actress is adamant the situation will be set right soon - blaming "events out of my control" for the failure to pay.