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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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GENERAL EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR (EGF) DESCRIPTION, COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS, HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION, HANDLING AND STORAGE, TOXICOLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION, TRANSPORT INFORMATION
A hierarchical network of interreceptor interactions determines signal transduction by Neu differentiation factor/neuregulin and epidermal growth factor.
Residing on the surfaces of these tumor cells, EGF receptors are activated when naturally occurring proteins in the body, such as epidermal growth factor (EGF) or transforming growth factor alpha (TGF-alpha), bind to them.
Panitumumab is an investigational fully human monoclonal antibody that targets the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFr), a protein that plays an important role in cancer cell signaling.
One region, known as the fragment binding antigen or Fab region, is designed to inhibit the function of a molecular structure called the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which is found on normal cells and tumor cells.
72) and calcium alginate derived from seaweed, the bandage slowly releases an epidermal growth factor that supports natural skin healing at the wound site.
Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), the world's largest biotechnology company, today announced interim results from two Phase 2 studies of panitumumab, an investigational fully human monoclonal antibody that targets the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFr).
Other scientists have demonstrated that epidermal growth factor (EGF) can prompt cells from mature brains to divide and form new nervous tissue (SN: 4/4/92, p.
The second antibody, IMC-11F8, is a high affinity antibody that blocks ligand-dependent activation of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).
Miller observed that IGF-I and one of the other growth factors, epidermal growth factor (EGF), shortened the animals' recovery period.
Two physicians from the University of Miami have found that the protein, called epidermal growth factor (EGF), prevented balding among a group of six rats receiving high doses of cytosine arabinoside, a widely used anticancer drug also known as ARA-C.

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