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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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Reevaluation of the incidence of thromboembolic complications in congenital factor XII deficiency -- a study on 73 subjects from 14 Swiss families.
Epidemiological and genetic associations of activated factor XII concentration with factor VII activity, fibrinopeptide A concentration, and risk of coronary heart disease in men.
Importantly, factor VIII and factor IX deficiencies or severe factor XI deficiencies are associated with an increased risk of bleeding, whereas even drastic reductions of factor XII or rarely occurring high molecular weight kininogen and prekallikrein deficiencies do not cause excessive bleeding (4).
Low factor XII levels can be found in samples that have been frozen and thawed, and factor XII deficiency is not a hemorrhagic disorder.
Drugs that block bradykinin or factor XII activity protect from adverse mast cell-driven effects in patients and genetically engineered mouse models and could be a new strategy to treat allergic diseases.
Among the clotting factors studied, factor XII (FXII) levels exhibited one of the highest heritabilities (67%) and a significant positive genetic correlation with thrombotic disease [5], indicating that some of the polymorphisms and mutations that influence variation in this physiological risk factor also influence liability to thrombosis.