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Factor

A financial institution that buys a firm's accounts receivable and collects the accounts.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Identification of Factor XI deficiency in Khuzestan buffalo population of Iran.
Molecular basis and bleeding manifestations of factor XI deficiency in 11 Turkish families.
Factor XII is not an active participant towards haemostasis in vivo, but is activated in vitro by PTT reagent; hence its inclusion in the cascade as factor XII (in parenthesis), which activates factor XI. (F = factor; I = fibrinogen; II = prothrombin; PTT = partial thromboplastin time; FDPs = fibrin/fibrinogen degradation products; PAI = plasminogen activator inhibitor; [[alpha].sub.2]-AP = alpha 2-antiplasmin inhibitor; tPA = tissue plasminogen activator.)
"Factor XI Deficiency--Resolving the Enigma?" Hematology/the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology.
Six genes (Vtgs 1 and 2, choriogenins 2 and 3, ER[alpha], and coagulation factor XI) were upregulated in sheepshead minnows exposed to [E.sub.2], E[E.sub.2], DES, PNP, or MXC.
Drugs that diminish the activity of factor XI might work to ease clotting without causing side effects--such as bleeding--that complicate current anticlotting drug therapy, Meijers says.
Total patients with inherited bleeding disorders according to diagnosis Bleeding Number of Sex Total disorder families M F Hemophilia A 63 69 -- 69 Hemophilia B 15 17 -- 17 vWD 11 12 13 25 Factor XI 9 4 6 10 deficiency Factor X 8 8 8 16 deficiency Factor VII 13 9 6 15 deficiency Factor V 6 7 8 15 deficiency Afibrino- 1 1 1 genemia Total 126 126 42 168 Bleeding Severity Age range disorder (years) severe moderate mild Hemophilia A 46 17 6 1/2-24 Hemophilia B 6 8 3 2-17 vWD -- -- -- 5-50 Factor XI 4 3 3 15-40 deficiency Factor X 4 2 10 1/2-35 deficiency Factor VII 3 -- 12 24-50 deficiency Factor V 2 3 10 5-30 deficiency Afibrino- 1 -- -- 1 genemia Total 66 33 44
Until a genetic abnormality is established, evaluation of factor VIII and possibly factor XI coagulant levels may be useful in patients in whom no other abnormalities are detected.
These assays include VisuLize Factor VIII Antigen ELISA Kit, VisuLize Factor IX Antigen ELISA Kit, VisuLize Factor XI Antigen ELISA Kit and VisuLize TAFI Antigen ELISA Kit.
The presence of tissue factor pathway inhibitor rapidly dampens the initial burst of thrombin, but the presence of sufficient thrombin engages a positive feedback loop, with activation of factor XI, which helps to generate tenase (consisting of calcium, phospholipid, and activated factors IX and VIII), leading to more prothrombinase formation.
Factor XI rose in all three groups including the saline group but was not statistically significant (p=0.275).