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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.

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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.

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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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Vascular endothelial growth factor gene polymorphisms and idiopathic recurrent pregnancyloss.
Nitric Oxide Stimulates Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Production in Cardiomyocytes Involved in Angiogenesis.
Mysliwiec et al., "Association between vascular endothelial growth factor and hypertension in children and adolescents type I diabetes mellitus," Journal of Human Hypertension, vol.
[22.] Stavri GT, Zachary IC, Baskerville PA, Martin JF, Erusalimsky JD (1995) Basic fibroblast growth factor upregulates the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in vascular smooth muscle cells.
Chan et al., "Up-regulation of endocrine gland-derived vascular endothelial growth factor but not vascular endothelial growth factor in human ectopic endometriotic tissue," Fertility and Sterility, vol.
Nitric oxide enhances angiogenesis via the synthesis of vascular endothelial growth factor and cGMP after stroke in the rat.
Effect of vascular endothelial growth factor on cultured endothelial cell monolayer transport properties.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A and Vimentin.--Qualitative evaluation of VEGF-A/vimentin coexpression in the HRF tumors and the retina revealed that vimentin was predominantly expressed in the Muller cells of the retina, with focal expression in vessels and retinal pigment epithelial cells.
Conclusions: Parameters like vascular endothelial growth factor and microvessel density need to be studied further for selection of cases with potential for targeted therapy.
(6, 7) Several studies have demonstrated increased concentrations of cytokines, particularly vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), Interleukin (IL)-1[beta], IL-6, IL-8, Tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-[alpha], and monocyte chemoattractant (MCP)-1 in the vitreous of patients of proliferative diabetic retinopathy and macular edema.
Vascular endothelial growth factor in ocular fluid of patients with diabetic retinopathy and other retinal disorders.
The research centres on the role in the body of the signal protein, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) which comes in two formspro angiogenic, which encourages the growth of blood vessels, and antiangiogenic, which inhibits vascular growth.

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