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/di·rect/ (dĭ-rekt´)
1. straight; in a straight line.
2. performed immediately and without the intervention of subsidiary means.

direct (dīrekt´),

adj relating to any restorative procedure performed directly on a tooth without the use of a die (e.g., a wax pattern formed in the prepared cavity), silver amalgam, or one of the powdered, granular, or foil golds compacted into a prepared cavity.
direct access storage device,
n a device used for storage of direct access files. It could be a magnetic disk or diskette units.
direct billing,
n a process whereby the dental professional bills a patient directly for his or her fees.
direct gold,
n any of the forms of pure gold that may be compacted directly into a prepared cavity to form a restoration.
direct pulp capping,
direct reimbursement,
n a self-funded program in which the individual is reimbursed based on a percentage of dollars spent for dental care provided, allowing the beneficiary to seek treatment from the dental professional of his or her choice.
direct retainer,
direct retention,
direct supervision,
n a circumstance of treatment in which the dental professional must be present on the premises to diagnose, authorize, and approve all work performed on the patient by the members of the dental staff.


without intervening steps.

direct antiglobulin test
see direct coombs test.
direct capture ELISA mastitis test
measures polymorphonuclear antigens in milk sample as an indication of elevated milk cell counts and therefore presence of mastitis.
direct contact
see direct contact.
direct costs
see variable costs.
direct effect
the effect of one variable on another without passing through a third variable.
direct immunofluorescence testing
see fluorescence microscopy.
direct oxidative pathway
see pentose phosphate pathway.
direct relationship
see direct relationship.

Patient discussion about direct

Q. Is it possible to have pin worm on directly on the skin of your fore arms? I've had this condition for more than a year. The only thing that makes a difference is something to kill parasites. Nothing works efficiently. I itch all over beside having big sores on my arms and back. I've hade blood test that show that there are no parasites in the blood. So now what do I do? I am constantly digging this out of my skin, and the buggars jump.

A. I'm seeing a dermatologist. They said it wasn't scabies. That's what I thought it was at first. I keep breaking out in new places. The Dr. say's it's dermititous, but I'm seeing something different. Went I first broke out with this I felt crawly in the area I now have the sores.

Q. Can any one direct me to a website which offers information about "must to know during Pregnancy " tips and advices ? i would consider it a great favour and i'd be very thankful .. at the moment i'm about to explode ... i feel like i am far of being ready ... i think that without a good preparation i won't be a good father ... :(

A. Hey, Jim.. you can try several links (which are my favorites) here : (I suggest you to buy the book version, it's quite complete and informative) (this is my personal blog, just click on pregnancy tag words, then you can find several article I wrote about pregnancy)

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