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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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Newly-recognized roles of factor XIII in thrombosis.
Characterization of a large deletion that leads to congenital factor XIII deficiency].
plasma with assigned pFXIII activity and FXIII-A2B2 antigen values in international units (the 1st international standard for factor XIII, plasma) was established.
Plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 4G/5G polymorphism and coagulation factor XIII Val34Leu polymorphism: impaired fibrinolysis and early pregnancy loss.
Rare inherited coagulation disorders in Southern Iran include factor X, factor VII, factor XIII, factor I and factor XI deficiency in the descending order of frequency whereas from India it is factor X deficiency followed by factor XIII, I, VII and V in the same order.
The main physiological function of factor XIII (FXIII) is to cross-link fibrin and to protect it from the fibrinolytic enzyme, plasmin.
Ante la sospecha de deficiencia de factor XIII y sin respuesta al manejo ginecologico local, se considero manejo sistemico con acido tranexamico (1 gramo cada 6 horas), sin lograr el control del sangrado, por lo tanto recibe 3 unidades de concentrados de crioprecipitados (una por cada 20 kg de peso), controlandose el sangrado.
sex values Results 1 9/M PT ([dagger]) [down arrow] Returned to normal 2 4/M aPTT ([dagger]) [up arrow] Returned to normal 3 5/M aPTT [up arrow] Antiphospholipid antibodies (lupus anticoagulant) 4 4/M PT [down arrow] Factor VII activity: 20% (lupus anticoagulant) 5 6/M aPTT [up arrow] Hereditary factor IX and XII deficiency 6 40/M Normal Factor XIII deficiency (activity: 56%) 7 5/M Normal Factor IX deficiency (activity: 41%) Pt.
Activated Factor XIII forms a covalent link between the two associated D domains.
These include recombinant human Factor XIII for the treatment of bleeding complications following surgery; recombinant human Thrombin as a replacement for bovine thrombin, which is currently marketed as a general hemostat; and TACI-Ig, which is being co-developed with Serono S.
The second, factor XIII and a substance called thrombin, are clotting enzymes that aid in healing wounds and offer an alternative to sutures and other surgical sealants.
Tetranucleotide repeat polymorphism at the human coagulation factor XIII A subunit gene (F13A1), Nucleic Acids Research (1991) 19:4036.