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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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2] - namely, NO (L-NAME), sGC (ODQ), EDHF (TEA, the inhibitor of potassium channel serving as a down-stream molecule of EDHF) and HO (ZnPPIX) inhibitors - significantly diminished the effect of TGS, showing as suppressed elevation of CPF induced by TGS treatment after 5 and 10 min basal perfusion and 5 and 10 min reperfusion.
EDHF induced coronary artery dilation is related to potassium channel (Medhora et al.
This vasorelaxant activity is caused by the stimulation of endothelial nitric oxide formation with the possible involvements of prostacyclin and EDHF activation as well.
Although several reports on plant extracts and constituents that affect the NO pathways and modulate the vascular contractility have been published (reviewed in Achike and Kwan, 2003), only a number of works signalizes a mechanism based on the release of EDHF (Schuldt et al.
In conclusion, in the present study we demonstrated that HSE induces a potent vasodilation in the rat superior mesenteric artery through a mechanism dependent on the production of NO, on activation of potassium channels and likely in the release of an EDHF.