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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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These genes include Vtgs 1 and 2, choriogenins 2 and 3, ER[alpha], coagulation factor XI, transferrin, AMBP, and [beta]-actin.
Drugs that diminish the activity of factor XI might work to ease clotting without causing side effects--such as bleeding--that complicate current anticlotting drug therapy, Meijers says.
Total patients with inherited bleeding disorders according to diagnosis Bleeding Number of Sex Total disorder families M F Hemophilia A 63 69 -- 69 Hemophilia B 15 17 -- 17 vWD 11 12 13 25 Factor XI 9 4 6 10 deficiency Factor X 8 8 8 16 deficiency Factor VII 13 9 6 15 deficiency Factor V 6 7 8 15 deficiency Afibrino- 1 1 1 genemia Total 126 126 42 168 Bleeding Severity Age range disorder (years) severe moderate mild Hemophilia A 46 17 6 1/2-24 Hemophilia B 6 8 3 2-17 vWD -- -- -- 5-50 Factor XI 4 3 3 15-40 deficiency Factor X 4 2 10 1/2-35 deficiency Factor VII 3 -- 12 24-50 deficiency Factor V 2 3 10 5-30 deficiency Afibrino- 1 -- -- 1 genemia Total 66 33 44
The four new kits, the VisuLize[TM] Factor VIII Antigen ELISA Kit, the VisuLize[TM] Factor IX Antigen ELISA Kit, the VisuLize[TM] Factor XI Antigen ELISA Kit, and the VisuLize[TM] TAFI Antigen ELISA Kit, are intended to assess Factor VIII, Factor IX, Factor XI, and TAFI antigens in human plasma samples.
Thrombin activates factor XI in the contact system and coagulation cofactors V and VIII (10).
Affinity Biologicals recently released a number of new products as well, like VisuLize[TM] Factor XI Antigen ELISA Kit, VisuDep[TM]-F Frozen Factor II Deficient Plasma, VisuDep[TM]-F Frozen Factor V Deficient Plasma, VisuDep[TM]-F Frozen Factor VII Deficient Plasma, VisuDep[TM]-F Frozen Factor VIII Deficient Plasma, VisuDep[TM]-F Frozen Factor IX Deficient Plasma, VisuDep[TM]-F Frozen Factor X Deficient Plasma, VisuDep[TM]-F Frozen Factor XI Deficient Plasma, VisuCon[TM]-F Frozen Coag Screen N (Normal Pooled Plasma), VisuCon[TM]-F Frozen Coag Screen ABN, Canine Factor VIII antibodies, VisuCon[TM] -F Frozen Unassayed Normal Control Plasma, and VisuCon[TM] -F Frozen Unassayed Abnormal Control 1 Plasma.