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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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Genotype/phenotype correlations for coagulation factor XIII: specific normal polymorphisms are associated with high or low factor XIII specific activity.
We describe a patient presenting with an acquired factor XIII deficiency secondary to a spontaneous inhibitor.
Plasma factor XIII and some other haemostasis parameters in patients with diabetic angiopathy.
ZymoGenetics on any products containing recombinant Factor XIII,
It covers critical care indications that are being treated using the five major plasma-derived products of albumin, anti-thrombin concentrates, factor XIII concentrates, fibrinogen concentrates, and prothrombin complex concentrates.
Update provided on acquired Factor XIII deficiency program and
ZymoGenetics is developing a pipeline of proprietary therapeutic protein product candidates including recombinant human Factor XIII (rFactor XIII) for the treatment of bleeding complications associated with congenital and acquired Factor XIII deficiencies; recombinant human Thrombin (rhThrombin) as a topical hemostat to control surgical bleeding; and TACI-Ig, in collaboration with Serono S.
Drugs (see Table 4) Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, May-Hegglin anomaly Systemic illness (liver disease, myeloproliferative disorder, infection) Platelet dysfunction Drugs Myeloproliferative disorder Von Willebrand disease Thrombocytopenia Absent Radius (TAR) syndrome Bernard-Soulier Glanzmann thrombasthenia Storage disease Renal disease Coagulation protein disorders Hemophilia (factor VIII, IX, XI deficiency) Von Willebrand disease Dysfibrinogenemia Factor XIII Plasmin or plasminogen deficiency or inhibitor Circulating anticoagulant or inhibitor Vitamin K deficiency, warfarin therapy Systemic illnesses (liver disease, amyloidosis) Table 2.