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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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For some women, however, the changes in the procoagulant factors may persist for at least 7 to 10 days postpartum.
sup][3],[14] Moreover, TF and cysteine proteases in cancer cells can function as procoagulant factors and efficiently activate factor VIIa (the first step in extrinsic pathway) and factor X, respectively.
5] The most significant hematological changes are physiologic anemia, neutrophilia, mild thrombocytopenia, increased procoagulant factors, and diminished fibrinolysis.
The first, represented by the procoagulant factors, is triggered by tissue factor (TF), (3) a cellular receptor in damaged tissues that forms a complex with activated factor VII (FVIIa) at the site of injury (Fig.
Because transdermal menopausal estrogen therapy does not increase hepatic production of procoagulant factors, as does oral estrogen, it is biologically plausible that transdermal therapy is safer than oral therapy in terms of the risk of VTE.
These mutations involve genes that control anticoagulant production (ie, antithrombin, protein C, and protein S) and genes responsible for the production of fibrinogen and certain procoagulant factors.