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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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Patients were classified as having high or low expression of NGF or TrkA, and their disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) curves were compared [Figure 1]c.
For comparison of serum NGF and GDNF levels and non-normally distributed variates, Mann-Whitney U test; for comparison of normally distributed variates among the groups, Student t-test was used.
NGF hosted a record 561,900 million visitors in fiscal 2017 following the renovations of the Bloch galleries in 2016 (this surge in visitors also includes a Pokemon anomaly of about 23,000).
"As an organization that works closely with companies throughout the golf business, we have a unique perspective on category leadership and innovation," said NGF Chief Business Officer Greg Nathan.
Applying one-way analysis of variance, the difference between the mean NGF levels for study groups was found to be statistically significant, with P < 0.01, F=3.215.
To determine the effect of divorine on mRNA expression, PC12 cells (2 x 105 cells/well) were seeded onto 6-well plates and treated with NGF and/or series concentrations of divorine and water extracts of L.
The results showed that hericenones (in lion's mane) had passed through the BBB, promoted NGF synthesis in the brain, and prevented cognitive dysfunction.
Compared to the baseline, GSHPs saved 37.0% more than ASHPs and 46.6% more than NGF A/Cs per square foot, see Table 4 below.
Daha onceki calismalarimizda vitamin D'nin kortikal noronlarda beta amiloid ile induklenen ve kalsiyum artisi ile NGF uretimini hedef alan toksisiteyi ortadan kaldirmada etkili oldugu; beta amiloidin vitamin D reseptoru anlatimini ortadan kaldirdigi ve vitamin D-VDR yolaginin bloke edilmesinin norodejenerasyon benzeri degisikliklere sebep oldugu gosterilmistir (8,9,11).
The drug, a human nerve growth factor (NGF) created using genetically modified bacteria, is being trialled for patients with neurotrophic keratitis, which is estimated to affect around one in 5,000 people.