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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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4 s (reference interval, 23-36 s), and factor VIII activity was markedly reduced in a chromogenic assay (<10 IU/dL; reference interval, 50-175 IU/dL) and a clotting assay (<1 IU/dL; reference interval, 70-150 IU/dL).
This indicates well-controlled inhibition of Factor VIII activity with low risk of spontaneous bleeding, thus avoiding the possibility of overdose and the need for patient monitoring.
In this assay system, however, high factor VIII activity, lupus anticoagulant, or factor deficiencies (such as induced by warfarin) can produce an abnormally low APCR ratio in addition to Factor V Leiden.
After treatment, 4 of the 6 patients demonstrated increased levels of factor VIII activity, the researchers reported, and "[t]here was a general correlation between these increases and clinical improvement, such as decreased frequency of spontaneous-bleeding episodes or decreased use of.
A Bethesda unit is the plasma dilution that causes a 50% reduction in factor VIII activity.