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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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She's right when she says bigger classes lead to less focused relationships between pupils and teachers.
She's right, Brian's on his way." Was it gut feeling?
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When he nearly misses the rehearsal, she's right to be nervous.
She's right, of course, although children will inevitably be drawn to her work whether it features magic or misery.
"We've all got a bum and we all poo so everyone is the same." She's graphic but she's right. It's time to stop dying of embarrassment.
It would seem she's right, as Sandy confronts her and tells her that he knows what she's up to.
''She knows a lot about the game, she said there are fewer frames now and she's right.''
And she's right. At home she finds the missing goods in Denise's bags
She's right. Ms Dixon knows nothing about British talent either - but it didn't stop Cowell giving her the judge's job on BGT.
I How can I know if she's right when I've never heard of her?
In general, though, she's right to crack the fashion whip.