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Factor

A financial institution that buys a firm's accounts receivable and collects the accounts.

Factor

A third party that buys a firm's accounts receivable. If a firm is not confident in its ability to collect on its credit sales, it may sell the right to receive payment to the factor at a discount. The factor then assumes the credit risk associated with the accounts receivable. This provides the firm immediate access to working capital, which is important, especially if the firm has a cash flow problem. The price of factoring is determined by the creditworthiness of the firm's customer, not of the firm itself. It is also known as accounts receivable financing.

factor

A firm that purchases accounts receivable from another firm at a discount. The purchasing firm then attempts to collect the receivables.

factor

To sell accounts receivable to another party at a discount from face value. Thus, a firm in need of cash to pay down short-term debt may decide to factor its accounts receivable to another firm.

factor

  1. a firm that purchases TRADE DEBTS from client firms. See FACTORING.
  2. a firm that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. an input (for example raw material, labour, capital) which is used to produce a good or provide a service.

factor

  1. 1a FACTOR INPUT that is used in production (see NATURAL RESOURCES, LABOUR, CAPITAL).
  2. a business that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. a business that buys trade debts from client firms (at some agreed price below the nominal value of the debts) and then arranges to recover them for itself. See FACTOR MARKET, FACTORING.
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The role of corticotropin-releasing factor and noradrenaline in stress-related responses, and the inter-relationships between the two systems.
3-(4-Chloro-2-morpholin-4-yl-thiazol-5-yl)-8-(1-ethylpropyl)-2,6- dimethyl-imidazo[1,2-b] pyridazine: A novel brain-penetrant, orally available corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 1 antagonist with efficacy in animal models of alcoholism.
Until now, as far as we are aware, there have been no reports on the regulative effects of EO from RA on delayed gastric emptying, gastrointestinal hormone and corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) abnormalities induced by restraint stress stimulation in animals and on the mechanism of action of the EO.
The role of corticotropin-releasing factor and corticosterone in stress- and cocaine-induced relapse to cocaine seeking in rats', J Neurosci.
The researchers also measured increases in brain concentrations of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), a neural hormone.
This circuit, also located in a brain region controlling emotions, releases a small protein called corticotropin-releasing factor.
corticotropin-releasing factor [CRF]) in brain regions outside the hypothalamus.
The researchers observed that stress cues impacted two key corticotropin-releasing factor receptors, suggesting a target for potential therapies.
The urocortin (UCN) group comprises 3 structurally-related peptides which are included within the corticotropin-releasing factor family (1-3).
By applying the peptide (a protein fragment) subcutaneously to mice that had gone bald due to overexpression of stress hormones, scientists showed that astressin-B blocked receptors for corticotropin-releasing factor, involved in the stress response, and led to hair regrowth.

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