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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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FIGURE 45 WORLDWIDE MARKET FOR PLATELET-ACTIVATING FACTOR RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS, 2008-2015 ($ MILLIONS) 137
Kosaka T, Yamaguchi M, Miyanaga K, Mizuno K Serum platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (PAF-AH) activity in more than 3000 healthy Japanese.
Activation of platelet-activating factor receptor-coupled G alpha q leads to stimulation of Src and focal adhesion kinase via two separate pathways in human umbilical vein endothelial cells.
Platelet-activating factor production in stimulated macrophages is down-regulated by concurrently produced prostaglandin [E.
Two lipid metabolism related proteins, delta (3,5)-deIta(2,4)-dienoyl-CoA isomerase, mitochondrial and platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase IB subunit beta, were up-regualted in response to CM treatment.
Ginkgo appears to alter vasoregulation, act as an antioxidant, modulate neurotransmitter and receptor activity, and inhibit platelet-activating factor (PAP).
The prereaction serum demonstrated similar priming to the buffer-primed controls, while both the postreaction serum and plasma demonstrated priming similar to platelet-activating factor (PAF), one of the most potent PMN priming agents (P [is less than] .
Takao Shimizu at the University of Tokyo, with colleagues there and at the Protein Engineering Research Institute in Osaka, has cloned the cell-surface receptor for a blood compound called platelet-activating factor (PAF) -- one of the body's most potent alarm chemicals and the one responsible for much of the biochemical mayhem underlying asthma attacks and other inflammatory reactions.
ICOS Corporation ("ICOS")(Nasdaq:ICOS) today announced that an Independent Data Monitoring Committee (IDMC) recommended that the Phase 3 study of Pafase(R) (recombinant human platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase) in severe sepsis be concluded following an interim analysis that failed to demonstrate clinical benefit.

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