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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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The involvement of blood coagulation factor XIII in fibrinolysis and thrombosis.
Factor XIII is a plasma transglutaminase that catalyzes the final step in the coagulation cascade.
Factor XIII deficiency is considered severe when the factor level is less than 5%, moderate when it is between 5% and 10%, and mild when factor XIII levels are greater than 10%.
Genotype/phenotype correlations for coagulation factor XIII: specific normal polymorphisms are associated with high or low factor XIII specific activity.
El liofilizado necesario para obtener 1 ml de solucion sellante de fibrina contiene los siguientes principios activos: proteina coagulable 75-115 mg; fibrinogeno 70-110 mg; plasmafibronectina 2-9 mg; plasminogeno 40-120 mcg; factor XIII 10-50 UI; solucion de aprotinina bovina we3.
Next in frequency was deficiency of factor V, factor XIII, factor VII, factor X and factor I.
Congenital Factor XIII deficiency is rare and affects 1 out of every 3 million to 5 million people in USA.
Platelet-rich fibrin appeared to be significantly more resistant to exogenous tPA-induced fibrinolysis than platelet-poor fibrin, a differential sensitivity that may be attributed to the high concentration of plasmin inhibitors in platelets, notably factor XIII, [[alpha].
The estimated incidence of two coagulation disorders--hemophilia B and factor XIII deficiency--is 1 in 50,000 and 1 in 1 million, respectively.
The conditions for which the latest batch of products are intended are aneurismal subarachnoid haemorrhage, pulmonary arterial hypertension, multiple myeloma, iron overload, soft tissue sarcoma, and hereditary Factor XIII deficiency all, by definition, rare conditions in Europe, but all of them seriously affecting the quality of life of those who suffer from them, and all of them currently lacking adequate treatment possibilities.
The D-dimer is a specific fragment of the fibrin clot, requiring three hemostatic stages to be activated for its formation: clot formation (coagulation), cross-linking by Factor XIII, and clot breakdown (fibrinolysis) of fibrin (Figure 1).