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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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23) which showed DR5 as a protective factor against RHD, we observed that DRB5 and DRB1*15 acted as susceptibility factors for RHD, and DRB4 as a protective factor against RHD.
Each section is followed by subtitles (organs and systems, long-term effects, susceptibility factors and drug-drug interactions) and further subtitles although there does not appear to be a consistent set format.
This volume contains chapters divided into sections on cancer incidence, prevalence, mortality, and surveillance; methods, technologies, and study design and cancer epidemiology; and host susceptibility factors in cancer epidemiology.
But further studies are required to clearly define susceptibility factors.
Research on host-environment susceptibility factors might further elucidate the mechanisms of this syndrome and contribute to primary prevention, he added.
There are two main possibilities - one is different exposure to the BSE agent or there may be some susceptibility factors perhaps related to genetic differences.
Current analyses of the genome sequence data of patients that have experienced drug-induced liver injury have failed to identify any susceptibility factors that are common across multiple drugs.