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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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growth hormone (gh), growth hormone receptor (ghr), insulin-like growth factor 1 (igf-1), insulin-like growth factor receptor (igf-1r), insulin-like growth factor binding protein 1 (igfbp-1), ghrelin (ghrl), cholecystokinin (cck) and glucokinase (gck), thyroglobulin (tg).
Associations of insulin-like growth factor and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 with mortality in women with breast cancer.
Enhanced production of insulin-like growth factor I fusion protein in Escherichia coli by coexpression of the down-regulated genes identified by transcriptome profiling.
Narod, "Serum insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) concentration in men is not associated with the cytosine-adenosine repeat polymorphism of the IGF-I gene," Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, vol.
Corson et al., "Pulsatile growth hormone, insulin-like growth factors and antler deveopment in red deer (Cervus elaphus scoticus) stags," Journal of Endocrinology, vol.
Tymchuk et al [176] have observed altered expression of growth hormone / insulin-like growth factor I axis hormones in domesticated fish.
(1993) Induction of cardiac insulin-like growth factor I gene expression in pressure overload hypertrophy.
Insulin-like growth factor and growth hormone (a regulator of circulating insulin-like growth factor) control growth and differentiation.
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) is an anabolic effector hormone that has been linked with several types of malignancy.

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