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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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If the benefits of EGF hold up, Nightingale says, he will push for a large-scale test of EGF in hundreds of patients.
Overall, our results suggest that some of the cancer cells that were stimulated by TNF[alpha] + Estrogen + EGF partly succumbed to the cytotoxic effects of TNF[alpha] and others migrated out of the initial tumor inoculum, giving rise to smaller primary tumors than those generated by control cells.
In a steroid-reduced medium (K-SFM medium without steroid-containing BPE complement or EGF), the growth rate of both cell lines decreased (Figure 1B).
Robert Fiala, EGF operations manager, said: "The EGF has not only introduced young players to the game, but it has enabled them to grow as people, learn important life skills and develop discipline and values.
Thus the Author Zheng Cai Lou, conducted a prospective controlled study to identify the outcomes of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and gelatin sponge patch treatments for large traumatic tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs).
As a general rule, however, the EGF can be used only where over 500 workers are made redundant by a single company, or if a large number of workers are laid off in a particular sector in one or more neighbouring regions.
According to the classic report,[14],[15] the fibroblasts could be induced by ADSCs cultured in the 20 ng/ml bFGF and 20 ng/ml EGF medium.
Khalid Mubarak Al Shamsi the UAE National Team Manager and EGF Secretary General will also be overseeing the players and coaches.
The award was made in collaboration with two other Capital Region nonprofits, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region (CLFCR) and Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF).
Therefore, aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of fatty acid free-bovine serum albumin (FAF-BSA) alone or supplemented with epidermal growth factor (EGF) in the in vitro maturation medium on in vitro maturation of oocytes and subsequent embryo development.
EGF signaling pathway was selected taking into account its relevance in carcinogenic processes.