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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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Nonstandard abbreviations: VWF, von Willebrand factor; AA, arachidonic acid; GP, glycoprotein; BT, bleeding time; VWD, von Willebrand disease; DDAVP, desmopressin (1-desamino-S-D-arginine vasopressin); TF, tissue factor; APC, activated protein C; APTT, activated partial thromboplastin time; PT, prothrombin time; TT, thrombin time; LA, lupus anticoagulant; and APA, anti-phospholipid antibody.
3] Nonstandard abbreviations: FVIII, factor VIII; PT, prothrombin time; APTT, activated partial thromboplastin time; AT, antithrombin; VWF, von Willebrand factor; VWF:Ag, VWF antigen; VWF:CB, VWF collagen binding; VWF:RCo, VWF ristocetin cofactor activity; FVIII:C, FVIII coagulant activity; FIX:C, FIX coagulant activity; PC-chrom, protein C chromogenic; PS-act, protein S activity; PS-total, protein S total; PS-free, protein S free; PC-clot, PC clotting; [CV.
Defects in VWF cause von Willebrand Disease, the most common inherited bleeding disorder in humans.
The presence of raised levels of VWF in these patients can promote platelet aggregation and adhesion.
The VWF ink set was tested against another leading ink, and Westar reported the test showed VWF to have 31 percent more color strength.
The judge said in his judgment that the then National Coal Board should have identified Mr Talbot as having VWF and instructed him not to use vibratory tools.
Alphanate contains the clotting proteins factor VIII (antihemophilic factor) and VWF, and minimizes the risk of hemorrhage by temporarily increasing the plasma level of factor VIII, an essential cofactor in activation of factor X that leads to thrombin and fibrin formation.
The 31 reviews in this annual volume report on progress made in understanding the biology and prognosis of myelodysplastic syndrome, surgical treatments for liver metastases, the relationship between plasma VWF level and the risk of bleeding, the genetics of longevity, and sever acute respiratory syndrome.
Sufferers from VWF may have a permanent loss of sensation in their fingers.
He appealed to VWF sufferers who believe they may have lost out to come forward.