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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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Epidermal growth factor (EGF) regulates a wide array of biological events, from normal development to pathological states including cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
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Scientists now report that a novel agent bottles up this so-called epidermal growth factor receptor and stalls the growth of cancer cells in a lab dish.
NEW ORLEANS -- Cetuximab, a monoclonal epidermal growth factor receptor-blocking agent marketed by ImClone, was an effective adjunct to standard high-dose radiotherapy for the treatment of advanced and progressive head and fleck cancers, Dr.
(3) One of these kinases is the epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor (EGFR) gene, which encodes a transmembrane receptor for EGF-family ligands.

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