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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.

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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.

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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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Octaplas is a S/D treated, virus inactivated, blood group-specific human plasma prepared from pooling multiple single donor FFP units resulting in a standardized composition with significantly lower variability in coagulation factor content compared to standard FFP.
Our data show that systemic injections of lipopolysaccharide (LPS, a component of the bacterial wall) upregulate the expression of both inflammatory and coagulation factors in the brain.
Acquired coagulation factor V (FV) inhibitors are rare and their presentations varied.
For example, if the infusion of large amounts of fluids is needed to restore intravascular volume and maintain tissue perfusion when an important blood loss occurs, a nonspecific coagulopathy due to the dilution of coagulation factors and platelets could impair the coagulation.
The liver is the primary source of a number of circulating coagulation factors. Dramatic changes in the homeostasis of the body can gravely impair its synthetic function.
The global recombinant coagulation factors market is expected to reach $9,939.7 million in 2020 and grow at a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period of 2015 to 2020.
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DSM Pharmaceutical Products has signed a manufacturing agreement with Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation in The Netherlands for the commercial supply of a monoclonal antibody used for the recovery and purification of coagulation factor IX from human blood.
Out of these 435 patients 273 (62.8%) had coagulation factor deficiency, 81 (18.6%) had platelet function defects and 81 (18.6%) had vWF deficiency.
Laboratory values, including levels of sodium, potassium, liver enzymes, creatinine, and coagulation factors, as well as results of hemogram and chest radiograph, were within normal limits.
We harvested fetal liver cells from a mouse that makes coagulation factors. We then injected the cells into the fetus within the uterus of the mother, and she then delivered offspring.