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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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Nerve growth factor and substance P regulation in nasal sensory neurons after toluene diiso-cyanate exposure.
Nerve growth factor signals as possible pathogenic biomarkers for perineural invasion in adenoid cystic carcinoma.
Intraventricular nerve growth factor infusion improves cerebral blood flow and stimulates doublecortin expression in two infants with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury.
Aloe, "Topical treatment with nerve growth factor for corneal neurotrophic ulcers," New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
Bradykinin and nerve growth factors play pivotal role in muscular mechanical hyperplasia after exercise (delayed-onset muscle soreness).
(52), (53) Dramatic results have been achieved in animals that capitalize on PQQ's stimulation of nerve growth factor production and secretion.
The patent covers a unique, high-purity formulation of the omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA Scientific data obtained from third party academic laboratories indicated that Cenestra Health's proprietary omega 3 formulations simultaneously decrease key pro-inflammatory mediators implicated in cardiovascular and inflammatory disorders while also increasing expression of a key nerve growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is associated with antidepressant properties.
(2002) reported that nerve growth factor (NGF) binds to olfactory axons and facilitates their elongation in vitro.
GPC works by increasing the number of receptors on brain cells for nerve growth factor, a signaling protein that spurs production and survival of nerves.
With the addition of the peptide known as nerve growth factor, differentiation begins: PC12 cells cease dividing and develop the characteristics of neurons, including axonal projections and specialization into either cholinergic or catecholaminergic transmitter systems.
Increased nerve growth factor receptor mRNA in contused rat spinal cord.
In the latter and more suggestive hypothesis, neuroma formation was stimulated by surgical trauma; the damaged nerve fibers secrete nerve growth factor, which is known to have an angiogenic role (12, 13) and might be responsible for aneurysm development.