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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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Blood clotting, which involves the interplay of cellular elements called platelets and a number of clotting factors that bear common and Roman numeral names, plays an important role in maintaining the integrity of blood vessels.
The slight reduction in clotting factor XII activity (53 IU/dL; reference interval 70-150 IU/dL) was considered secondary.
The proteins in plasma include the major clotting factors and intrinsic anticoagulants.
To manage the disorder, blood clotting factor is infused (injected) to replace the missing protein.
Using stem cell transplantation, we might be able to produce a mouse fetus able to synthesize the necessary missing clotting factor. A significant percent of hemophiliacs are born to known carrier mothers.
In 2001, Medicare's outpatient expenditures for blood clotting factor used to treat the estimated 1,100 beneficiaries with hemophilia totaled about $105 million, or more than 2 percent of total Medicare spending on outpatient drugs.
This project will determine whether blood clotting factor homologues are expressed in fiber type-specific muscle exposed to the atrophy of simulated microgravity.
Gene therapy appears to partially correct hemophilia in dogs while avoiding an immune reaction that can destroy the life-saving replacement clotting factor used to treat the disease.
* The five behaviors that qualified as high-risk were, for hemophiliacs, having received clotting factor concentrations; for men, ever having had sex with another man since 1980; ever having taken street drugs by needle since 1980; ever having traded sex for money since 1980; and ever having had sex with a person who fits any of the above descriptions.
Unfavourable blood fat profiles and higher levels of the blood clotting factor fibrinogen, both of which increase the risk of heart disease, were also strongly associated with shorter legs.
The patient records data on the secure site, such as the type and site of a bleed and how quickly a clotting factor was administered.
This means their blood lacks an essential clotting factor.