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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

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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Identification of Allele Frequency of Factor XI Deficiency (FXID) in Holstein Cows reared in Thrace Region of Turkey.
Cys482Trp missense mutation in the coagulation factor XI gene (F11) in a Korean patient with factor XI deficiency.
Partial deficiency of coagulation factor XI as a newly diagnosed feature of Noonan syndrome.
"Factor XI Deficiency in Ashkenazi Jews in Israel." New England Journal of Medicine.
Vtgs 1 and 2, choriogenins 2 and 3, ER[alpha], and coagulation factor XI increased in a concentration-dependent manner in the E[E.sub.2]-exposed fish (Figure 6A).
Having excessive amounts of factor XI itself may not be enough to lead to such a troublesome clot, says study coauthor Joost C.
Genetic aberrations with impaired synthesis or functional defects are responsible for hereditary forms of reduced clotting factor activity, as seen in hemophilias A (factor VIII), B (factor IX), and C (factor XI).
Factor XI deficiency (sometimes referred to as hemophilia C) is a very rare disorder; however it is reported significantly in the Ashkenazi Jewish population." The clinical manifestations of this deficiency are milder than those of either hemophilia A or B.
Factor XI is a coagulation protein in the intrinsic coagulation pathway that is responsible for activating factor IX (Figure 3).
29 May 2014 - Canadian biological diagnostic and research products maker Affinity Biologicals Inc said Thursday it had recently launched four Visulize ELISA Kits that are able to quantitatively and qualitatively evaluate Factor VIII, Factor IX, Factor XI and TAFI antigens in human plasma samples.
For example, a patient with a diagnosis of hemophilia C (factor XI deficiency), who had moved from another state, was seen at my institution.
ISIS-FXIRx inhibits the production of Factor XI, a clotting factor that is an important component of the coagulation pathway.