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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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In this study, we also analyzed other PK parameters and age, BMI, blood type, and VWF:Ag levels in all patients.
Formation of aggregates is consistent with previously reported evidence of VWF self-association under static conditions [42] and self-association of rVWF-eGFP in PBS [37].
The "adhesive" mechanisms described above, efficient at a low shear rate, probably change under high-shear stress conditions (i.e., arterial and arteriolar flows) where a more complex interaction among VWF, leukocytes, and platelets is necessary.
FVIII: factor VIII; VWF: von Willebrand factor; FXIII: factor XIII; FV: femoral vein; LA: left atrium; LAA: left atrial appendage.
Autoantibodies can lead to increased clearance of vWF via the formation of immune complexes or decreased vWF function by interference with functional domains related to collagen or platelet glycoprotein binding [8, 9].
Venous blood samples were taken and screened for the hemoglobin level (Hb), platelet count, PT, aPTT and von Willebrand Factor Antigen (vWF:Ag) in addition to BT at the AFIP.
Von Willebrand factor collagen binding (VWF:CB) activity was measured by an in-house ELISA assay using bovine Achilles tendon collagen type I for capturing (Sigma-Aldrich) and polyclonal rabbit anti-human VWF antibodies (DakoCytomation) for detecting.
VWF has a half-life of approximately 12 hours, ranging from 9 15 hours (9), and is cleared from the circulation by macrophages in the spleen and liver in a process that is independent of its size (8).
* Two ml were collected on trisodium citrate to measure prothrombin time (PT) using Thromborel S reagent (Behring werke AG) and serum endothelial markers including: TM, vWF, and E-selectin using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique.
[6] The elevated F VIII and VWF are important prevalent risk factor for both ischemic diseases and venous thromboembolism.
CASTLE GROUP says despite the number of Vibration White Finger (VWF) claims decreasing in recent years, VWF is the second most commonly prescribed industrial non-lung disease, meaning that companies are still exposed to the risk of claims and fines if they are not conducting their obligatory duties.
Tourism demand on Tunisia has weakened significantly after the terrorist attack at the Bardo Museum, according to German tour operators quoted by the website VWF (Touristik & Business Travel).