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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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Involvement of nerve growth factor in the ovulatory cascade: trkA receptor activation inhibits gap junctional communication between thecal cells.
Nitta A, Murakami Y, Furukawa Y, Kawatsura W, Hayashi K, Yamada K, Hasegawa T, Nabeshima T (1994) Oral administration of idebenone induces nerve growth factor in the brain and improves learning and memory in basal forebrain-lesioned rats.
Leading organisations in Nerve Growth Factor research include:
We can reverse age-related losses of connections in the cortex by delivering nerve growth factor to cell bodies deep within the brain," Tuszynski said.
Clinical studies have shown inhibition of nerve growth factor (NGF) has a strong analgesic effect.
Hypothesizing that a neurochemical alteration related to sensory hyperreactivity (SHR) of the airway mucosa occurs, we measured levels of nerve growth factor (NGF) in nasal lavage fluid (NAL) before and after capsaicin inhalation provocations and related the capsaicin cough sensitivity to the NGF levels.
The process involves injecting Nerve Growth Factor - a protein thought to develop the brain in foetuses - into the organ to protect tissue from the disease.
This humanized antibody is a member of the class of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) inhibitors which represent a promising novel approach in the treatment of chronic pain.
The gene will instruct brain cells to produce more of a protein, called Nerve Growth Factor or NGF, which helps nerve cells survive and function properly.
Individual chapters address areas such as the neuroimmunomodulatory role of nerve growth factor in airway inflammation, antiglycolipid antibodies in autoimmune neuropathies, age-dependent differential activation profiles of glial cells by the leptomeninges during systemic inflammation, and the dual role of nitric oxide in astrocyte survival and death.
For example, exposing these select monocytes to a chemical called nerve growth factor transformed about 90 percent of them into cells with the shape and projections characteristic of nerve cells.