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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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The new labeling provides the results of a post-marketing study on Octaplas that demonstrates the product's safety, efficacy and tolerability in treating critically ill pediatric patients who require replacement of multiple coagulation factors.
The coagulation factors assay revealed low factor V (0.101 u/mL) and VIII (0.126 u/mL; chromogenic assay).
831,000 IU of Blood Coagulation Factor was supplied to the pharmacy store of the Department of Medicine and Equipment Supply.
The activity of the central coagulation factor thrombin was found to be significantly elevated in the hippocampus following systemic LPS injection (0.5 [+ or -] 0.15mU/mg versus 0.2 [+ or -] 0.03 mU/mg in the control, p [less than or equal to] 0.03, Figure 2(a)).
Specific coagulation factor assays are required to confirm the presence of an FV inhibitor; FV activity will be decreased, often to less than 1%.
The global hemophilia treatment market segmentation is based on drug type (antifibrinolytic agents, desmopressin, plasma derived coagulation factor concentrates - factor VIII, factor IX, combination, recombinant coagulation factor concentrates - factor VIII, factor IX, combination), indication type (acquired hemophilia, hemophilia a, hemophilia b, hemophilia c), and distribution channel (e-commerce, hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies).
The discovery of coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) dates back to 1940s when a "serum factor" was found to make the fibrin clot insoluble in concentrated urea solution.
Coagulation factor deficits after severe trauma have been recognized by a number of studies for many decades [9-13].
"There is no drug or diet supplement that can supply the missing coagulation factor in pets with hemophilia.
Out of these 435 patients 273 (62.8%) had coagulation factor deficiency, 81 (18.6%) had platelet function defects and 81 (18.6%) had vWF deficiency.
The coagulation factor IX precursor contains coagulation factor IXa light chain and heavy chain.