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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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Proaggregation and procoagulant activity, increased platelet Acceleration of thrombin production, overproduction of tissue Factor, and other procoagulant factors Cytokine production by tumor cells, production of TNF-1, interleukin-11, and VEGF Direct interactions between tumor cells and the endothelium of blood vessels (increased adhesiveness) Factors related to cancer treatment--surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and antiangiogenic treatment Increased immobilization, central venous catheters TABLE 2: Patient population description.
Our results suggest that after hepatic resection there is a marked increase in procoagulant factors. However, there may also be reductions in the levels of circulating natural anticoagulants.
Furthermore, all markers for vasculitis and procoagulant factors were negative, homocysteine levels were normal, MRA examination were normal.
(4-6) Women with familial coagulation disorders, including factor V Leiden mutation, prothrombin G20210A mutation, deficiencies of anticoagulant proteins (antithrombin, protein C, protein S), and elevations in procoagulant factors (factor VIII, factor IX, factor XI), are 2 to 8 times more likely to experience a VTE event than are unaffected individuals.
As mechanistic studies have progressed, the pathophysiologic mechanism for thrombosis with many of the acquired risk factors has been associated with perturbations in procoagulant factors, the vasculature, or blood flow.
Circulating estrogens induce the hepatic production of procoagulant factors VII, VIII, IX, and X.
Rosendaal, "Procoagulant factors and the risk of myocardial infarction in young women," European Journal of Haematology, vol.