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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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At the end he walked straight off while everyone shook hands.
And Mum didn't moan when I did get mud on my trousers and shoes because it washed straight off.
Most of the players had been taking irons on the first all through the tournament but after Scrimshaw hit a driver straight off the tee at the first play-off hole, Eason put his iron back in the bag.
Hopefully, by coming straight off I haven't damaged it too much.
Eat straight off the stalks or remove stones before stirring into Greekstyle yogurt with a drizzle of honey.
He finished work just before dinner last Saturday and set straight off for Willenhall, arriving at the ground for 2.
The property comprises of two main industrial warehouse blocks making for a perfect location, straight off the A565 and at the rear of the industrial estate.
Almost every day in 1940 I would stand by our garden gate and watch Alec Henshaw test Spitfires that were straight off the production lines at Castle Bromwich.
Somebody saw this lad get out and run straight off.
Fancied to get straight off the mark and make up into a decent chasing recruit.
Witness Mark Coote, 18, said: ``The roof had come straight off the bus.