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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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Effects of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor I on salinity tolerance and gill Na+, K+-ATPase in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar): interaction with cortisol.
These patients were more likely to have pretreatment depression (AOR, 1.59; P less than .01), were slightly less likely to have other mental illnesses (AOR, 0.65; P = .02), and--once again--were nearly half as likely to use growth factor as were patients who persisted with the therapy (AOR, 0.64; P less than .01).
It was reported that the growth factor, one of the most important materials that are supplemented to an in vitro culture medium, controls proliferation, differentiation and shape of mammalian embryonic cells in vivo (Hill et al., 1992).
Immunohistochemical localization of transforming growth factor [alpha] in the major salivary glands of male and female rats.
Growth factors are a special class of proteins that can aid in tissue repair and regeneration.
The study, published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, sees Gaharwar's lab designing two-dimensional (2D) mineral nanoparticles to deliver growth factors for a prolonged duration to overcome this drawback.
Elevated fibroblast growth factor 23 levels in a newborn with secondary hypoparathyroidism.
Key words: Cicatrix, Hypertrophic; Keloid; Models, Animal; Rabbit; Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1.
Time-and dosedependent effect of triiodothyronine on submaxillary gland epidermal growth factor concentration in adult female mice.
bFGF is among a family of growth factors whose members are involved in everything from the formation of new blood vessels and wound healing to embryonic development and various endocrine signaling pathways.
* Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) stimulates the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) and increases vascular permability

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