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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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25,28) In addition, it was not clear from most reported studies whether a discard tube of blood was drawn, the absence of which results in tissue factors contaminating samples, increasing the hypercoagulable status of the sample, which is magnified with storage time.
CD40 ligand enhances monocytes tissue factor expression and thrombin generation via oxidative stres in patients with hypercholesterolemia.
EPCR, endothelial protein receptor; TM, thrombomodulin; PC, protein C; T, thrombin; APC, activated protein C; PS, protein S; AT, antithrombin; TFPI, tissue factor pathway inhibitor.
In the PT test, cell-free plasma is supplemented with an excess of tissue factor and calcium 2+, thus activating FVII and culminating in the conversion of fibrinogen into fibrin.
Tissue factor controls the balance of angiogenic and antiangiogenic properties of tumor cells in mice.
Endothelial nitric oxide synthase and nitric oxide regulate endothelial tissue factor expression in vivo in the sickle transgenic mouse.
Glucose intake induces an increase in activator protein 1 and early growth response 1 binding activities, in the expression of tissue factor and matrix metalloproteinase in mononuclear cells, and in plasma tissue factor and matrix metalloproteinase concentrations.
Reversible regulation of tissue factor-induced coagulation by glycosyl phosphatidylinositol-anchored tissue factor pathway inhibitor.
16) PT measures the formation of the fibrin clot through the activity of the extrinsic and common coagulation pathways, which involve the interaction between the tissue factor and activated Factor VII, in addition to Factor X, Factor V, prothrombin, and fibrinogen.

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