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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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In our series, tubal factor was found to be associated in 39 (92.
OBJECTIVE: To find out whether hydrosonosalpingography, which is a less invasive method, can be used for assessment of tubal factor in cases of primary and secondary infertility initially instead of the invasive methods like hysterosalpingography and diagnostic laparoscopy chromopertubation.
The value of chlamydia trachomatis antibody testing in prediction of tubal factor infertility.
Although, infection with this organism can be asymptomatic in up to 80% of women (2), it may give rise to urethral syndrome, salpingitis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), tubal factor infertility and chronic pelvic pain (3).
This is an important finding, because most women with tubal factor infertility have no clinical history of prior symptomatic pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), and it's thought that subclinical PID may actually be an underlying cause.
Asymptomatic PID as well as PID with atypical signs and symptoms are common conditions that have been linked by mounting evidence to fallopian tube damage as manifest by tubal factor infertility and ectopic pregnancy.
Similar to tubal factors, polyps and fibroids are also a known cause of infertility.
Tubal factors are endometriosis pelvic adhesions tuberculosis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).