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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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12] by injection; your lack of intrinsic factor would make it impossible for you to absorb the vitamin if you took it by mouth.
AGPA are a marker of autoimmune gastritis whereas intrinsic factor antibodies are associated with pernicious anemia.
12] assays that depend on the competition of endogenous cobalamin (Cbl) in a sample with labeled Cbl for binding to intrinsic factor (IF) must effectively denature or inactivate any Cbl-binding proteins and autoantibodies to IF that are present in the sample.
Finally, receptors for intrinsic factor on the ileal mucosa bind the complex, allowing vitamin B12 to be absorbed into portal blood.
Studies on a radioassay for intrinsic factor antibody: comparison of methods and false positive results due to elevated serum [B.
The methodologic details of the RIDA, which uses pure intrinsic factor as the binding protein, have been published (1), with a reference interval of 140-750 pmol/L established in 332 subjects (2).
Intrinsic factor is secreted by the parietal cells of the stomach and is required for the intestinal absorption of vitamin [B.
The research focus of the network lies in the identification of extrinsic and intrinsic factors that control development, differentiation and plasticity of helper T cell subsets with particular emphasis on how T cell differentiation impacts on human diseases.
Mutual cooperation and respect, as well as environmental protection and sustainability are intrinsic factors in all of Boehringer Ingelheim's endeavors.
If whole-life data associated with the girth weld leaking are considered as intrinsic factors, the probability of failure for all other girth welds can be ranked accordingly.

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