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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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Owen, Plasma levels of a-thromboglobulin and platelet factor 4 as indices of platelet activation in vivo, Blood.
Antibodies from patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia/thrombosis are specific for platelet factor 4 complexed with heparin or bound to endothelial cells.
Platelet factor 4 (PF4) is as a platelet-specific protein secreted when platelet is activated and belongs to the CX-C chemokine family.
Serum peptidome profiling revealed platelet factor 4 as a potential discriminating peptide associated with pancreatic cancer.
It also inhibited the extracellular release of granule contents (ATP and platelet factor 4) and production of thromboxane A2 from ADPstimulated platelets.
Alpha 2-antiplasmin activity was 98%, and platelet factor 3 was present.
Platelet factor 4 complexed to heparin is the target for antibodies generated in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
Laboratory diagnosis of heparin-associated thrombocytopenia and comparison of platelet aggregation test, heparin-induced platelet activation test, and platelet factor 4/heparin enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.
However, those who spent the first four weeks on the tocotrienol supplements showed dramatic improvements in several important blood factors, including an average 20 percent decline in total serum cholesterol, a 28 percent decline in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and a 16 percent decline in platelet factor 4, a risk factor in atherosclerosis.
Clinical programs with Amgen's novel platelet factor, megakaryocyte growth and development factor (MGDF), and keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) for cancer patients are also proceeding on track.