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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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Tumor necrosis factor a promoter polymorphisms and liver abnormalities of homozygotes for the 845G>A(C282Y) hereditary hemochromatosis mutation [Letter].
Serum concentrations of tumor necrosis factor [alpha] in childhood chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
Anchorage-independent transformation has been observed in clone 41 cells treated with TPA, epidermal growth factor (EGF), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF[alpha]) (5), and other tumor promoters (6).
For example, long-term caloric restriction inhibits age-related increases in the serum pro-inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-[Alpha] and interleukin (IL)-6 in mice (5).
Researchers at Ohio State University in Columbus injected rats with an immune-signaling molecule, called tumor necrosis factor, that the body produces in response to illness.
Discovered by Biogen Idec and University of Geneva scientists, TWEAK belongs to a family of molecules called tumor necrosis factor (TNF) that plays an important role in normal immune system and inflammatory responses.
In that time, concentrations of the AGE-linked cholesterol and the inflammatory compound tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) also rose significantly, notes Crandall.
Researchers in this area have recently focused on the tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a naturally occurring immune substance (or lymphokine), as the instigator of the massive tissue damage to lung cells that occurred in the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918.
The article presents the results of a six-month, open-label, uncontrolled pilot study in which 15 patients with Alzheimer's ranging in severity from mild to severe received weekly perispinal injections of etanercept, a medication designed to reduce excess levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF).

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