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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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Partial deficiency of coagulation factor XI as a newly diagnosed feature of Noonan syndrome.
Age Estimates of Two Common Mutations Causing Factor XI Deficiency: Recent Genetic Drift Is not Necessary for Elevated Disease Incidence among Ashkenazi Jews.
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.
Factor XI deficiency (sometimes referred to as hemophilia C) is a very rare disorder; however it is reported significantly in the Ashkenazi Jewish population.
These assays include VisuLize Factor VIII Antigen ELISA Kit, VisuLize Factor IX Antigen ELISA Kit, VisuLize Factor XI Antigen ELISA Kit and VisuLize TAFI Antigen ELISA Kit.
The presence of tissue factor pathway inhibitor rapidly dampens the initial burst of thrombin, but the presence of sufficient thrombin engages a positive feedback loop, with activation of factor XI, which helps to generate tenase (consisting of calcium, phospholipid, and activated factors IX and VIII), leading to more prothrombinase formation.
ISIS-FXIRx inhibits the production of Factor XI, a clotting factor that is an important component of the coagulation pathway.
Factor XI rose in all three groups including the saline group but was not statistically significant (p=0.