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Informal for a debt security issued by the United States government, as opposed to one of its agencies. Perhaps the most prominent example of a direct security is a U.S. Treasury security. Direct securities are considered risk-free because they are guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.
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direct (federal) government obligation

A debt that is backed by the full taxing power of the U.S. government. Direct obligations include Treasury bills, Treasury bonds, and U.S. savings bonds. These investments are generally considered to be of the very highest quality. See also federal agency security.
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Clinical pulp conditions related to patient symptoms are to be considered before the direct pulp capping material placement.
In cases where pulp exposure is inevitable, direct pulp capping may provide an enhanced recovery of the pulp.5
The materials and protocol the same as those used during first reattachment procedure were followed, except for the direct pulp capping. The hard tissue barrier was complete and had remained intact after 5 years of protection (Figure 4) [6].
Since the use of Ca[(OH).sub.2] for direct pulp capping was first introduced, it has been used to improve the inner capability of repairing exposed pulp.22 However, the efficacy of Ca[(OH).sub.2] is limited, especially due to the superficial necrosis and the structure quality of the tertiary dentin.
The types of clinical procedures undertaken by respondents are shown in Figure 1(indirect pulp capping), Figure 2 (direct pulp capping) and Figure 3 (pulpotomy).
They concluded that Biodentine had similar efficacy in the clinical setting and may be regarded as an interesting alternative to MTA in pulp capping procedure.2 Gupta A et al in his study concluded that Biodentine is a promising material which has the potential to maintain pulp vitality in patients judiciously selected for direct pulp capping. The single stage approach in pulp capping simplifies and improves the clinical use of Biodentine.11
Objective: Direct pulp capping involves covering exposed pulp to preserve its viability.
Mineral trioxide aggregate and Calcium Hydroxide are direct pulp capping agents.
Advantages of a pulsed C[O.sub.2] laser in direct pulp capping: a long-term in vivo study.