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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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If such bad routine of late delivery of the bills to the WASA consumers has remained in practice in future also and if any consumer of WASA dies of heart attack, then it should be considered a murder case and an FIR can be registered against Managing Director of WASA at fault because it is the responsibility of the head of the Department to set right the most worst working position of all the sections of his Department in properly orderly way and in future, the Head of the department of WASA should deliver the Bills to their consumers just 15 Days before due date in a legal way through TCS Courier Service just like PTCL.
Analysts expect Elliott to try and set right the bank's Asian businesses.
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.
When the promised devolution of power is introduced, this is one of the glaring inconsistencies which must be set right. We cannot continue to allow funds to be diverted to prop up the faltering economy of other parts of the UK.
What about all of the land on the Kenilworth Road where mini forests appear in front of houses set right back o the road?
She says: "Who is feeling the most uncomfortable on set right now?
Mr Mladenov, who is now the United Nations Special Representative to Iraq, told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme that the media had done well to try to set right such suggestions, saying they "show that this whole mass hysteria, which has been fanned out by some media outlets in the UK, has been purely politically-motivated and that there is no reason to believe that the UK will be swarmed by waves of immigrants from Bulgaria".
A source told gossip website TMZ.com that the 33-year-old basketball player is eager to repair his reputation so he can start playing the game professionally again, but he will only agree to the interview if the conditions are set right.
The tone is set right from the start as there can't be many holidays where you take all your baggage the 100 yards from car to lodgings in a wheelbarrow - no cars allowed on the tent field.
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.
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.