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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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The main problem with chemically removing the anti-intrinsic factor antibodies (common in pernicious anemia) in automated assays is that the intrinsic factor is used as the assay binding protein.
23 All patients with PA were positive for parietal cell and intrinsic factor antibodies.
This can arise from a number of factors which include: (i) decreased synthesis of intrinsic factor (IF) due to the atrophy of gastric mucosa that can occur with ageing; (ii) interaction with drugs, such as antacids, which reduce secretion of gastric acid needed to release B12 from its binding to proteins in the food matrix; and (iii) surgical procedures, such as gastrectomy or resection of the terminal ileum, which can result in reduced absorption due to loss of secretion of IF or to removal of IF receptors, respectively.
Surgical procedures of the gastrointestinal tract such as surgery to remove all or part of the stomach often result in a loss of cells that secrete stomach acid and intrinsic factor (7, 17, 18).
12] due to decreased amounts of intrinsic factor and a nonacidic medium.
Intrinsic factor deficiency: Gastric atrophy Gastrectomy Congenital deficiency 3.
12] without Intrinsic Factor in the Treatment of Pernicious Anemia.
12] was the way to treat PA--and that "your lack of intrinsic factor would make it impossible for you to absorb the vitamin if you took it by mouth.
Embarrassment of patients in being examined by male doctors is another important intrinsic factor which can prevent them to perform the screening procedures.
Manufacturers of automated vitamin B12 assays recommend that patients be tested for intrinsic factor antibodies if test results for serum vitamin B12 conflict with the clinical diagnosis.
The free cobalamin is then bound to the intrinsic factor in the proximal ileum.

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