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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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5) Former (n) 60 Current (n) 13 Couple characteristic Primary SART diagnosis at study entry Male factor Ovulatory dysfunction/DOR Other female factor Unexplained Primary or secondary diagnosis of male factor infertility Year of recruitment 2004-2006 2007-2009 2010-2012 (through April) Characteristic Women Couples Individual characteristic Age (years) 35.
Among couples with no male factor infertility, ICSI use increased from 15.
Low intake of lycopene in the diet is associated with poor semen quality and male factor infertility.
A male factor may be partially or solely responsible in at least 50% of couples.
Thus male factors (sperm OS and DNA damage) should be evaluated in diagnostic workup of idiopathic cases of RSA.
In interpreting these data, we considered the postulate that male factor infertility or its treatment could cause testicular cancer," the authors write.
Fertility expert Clare Brown says that while it is commonly thought that women are the only sufferers of fertility issues, in around one third of couples who suffer from infertility, iteCOs a male factor that is the issue.
This prospective controlled study was performed with a group of women who were undergoing IUI as firstline therapy for infertility related to a cervical factor, a male factor, or unexplained infertility.
With anovulation, moderate male factor infertility and unexplained infertility, intrauterine insemination (IUI) should be performed.
A male factor alone is responsible for greater than 20% of infertile couples and contributes to another 30 to 40% of cases.
Artificial insemination using prepared sperm from a donor could help in cases of male factor fertility.
First, it focuses on how the concept of gender is applied to women's health and how gender influences the male factor in women's health, including family and cultural context of health, women's powerlessness and lack of decision-making role, difficulties in accessing services, inter-relatedness of men's and women's health, and the need for sensitisation of men in their various roles.