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Factor

An event, circumstance, influence, or element that plays a part in bringing about a result.

A factor in a case contributes to its causation or outcome. In the area of Negligence law, the factors, or chain of causation, are important in determining whether liability ensues from a particular action done by the defendant.

factor

n. 1) a salesman who sells in his/her own name on behalf of others, taking a commission for services. 2) something that contributes to the result.

factor

(Commission merchant), noun agent, broker, commercial agent, delegate, deputy, envoy, interagent, manager, medium, middleman, one who sells for factorage, proctor, procurator, representative
Associated concepts: consignee, factors' lien

factor

(Ingredient), noun additive, agent, aid, aspect, cause, component, constituent, constitutive element, content, contributing force, determinant, element, elementary unit, feature, integral part, part, portion, segment, unit
See also: aspect, broker, cause, characteristic, component, constituent, dealer, deputy, determinant, element, feature, ingredient, member, part, plenipotentiary, portion, procurator, reason, represent, substitute

factor

1 a mercantile agent. An agent who is in the ordinary course of business entrusted with goods or documents of title representing goods with a view to their sale. A factor has a lien over goods entrusted to him; this lien covers any claims he may have against his principal arising out of the agency. Most factors will be mercantile agents (and have the powers of such) for the purposes of the Factors Act 1889. Under this Act, in certain circumstances a factor may pass a good title to goods entrusted to him.
2 an institution to whom a company assigns its book debts (see FACTORING).
3 in Scotland a landlord or superior's agent.
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Corticotropin-releasing factor within the central nucleus of the amygdala mediates enhanced ethanol self-administration in withdrawn, ethanol-dependent rats.
Central injection of a new corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) antagonist, astressin, blocks CRF- and stress-related alterations of gastric and colonic motor function.
A role for the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, but not the amygdala, in the effects of corticotropin-releasing factor on strss-induced reinstatement of cocaine seeking', J.
Association of polymorphisms in genes regulating the corticotropin-releasing factor system with antidepressant treatment response.
A key role for corticotropin-releasing factor in alcohol dependence.
Expression of receptors for corticotropin-releasing factor in the vasculature of pregnant rats.
Some people at increased suicide risk have more receptors for corticotropin-releasing factor along the HPA axis, causing it to rev up quickly under stress.
The addictive pull of many drugs may depend at least partly on the mobilization of corticotropin-releasing factor by the amygdala and some related areas, they propose.
Acute alcohol administration stimulates the activity of hypothalamic neurons that express corticotropin-releasing factor and vasopressin.
Effects of naltrexone, duloxetine, and a corticotropin-releasing factor type 1 receptor antagonist on binge-like alcohol drinking in rats.
The cerebrospinal fluid of these macaques exhibited excess amounts of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), a brain hormone responsible for triggering the body's stress response.
The structure determination of: (i) dermorphin (the first example of a Vertebrate peptide with a D-aminoacid in its sequence)) (ii) sauvagine (an amphibian polypeptide analogue to the corticotropin-releasing factor (=CRF); the structure elucidation of sauvagine has anticipated that of CRH) represent two relevant scientific results.

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