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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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The demographic and hormonal levels compared with the duration of coasting by days (1-4) are presented separately in male factor infertile women and women with PCOS [Table 1].
16) In the present study different underlined causes for primary infertility were male factors 18 (15.
5) Former (n) 60 Current (n) 13 Couple characteristic Primary SART diagnosis at study entry Male factor Ovulatory dysfunction/DOR Other female factor Unexplained Primary or secondary diagnosis of male factor infertility Year of recruitment 2004-2006 2007-2009 2010-2012 (through April) Characteristic Women Couples Individual characteristic Age (years) 35.
Among couples with no male factor infertility, ICSI use increased from 15.
It is now generally accepted that male factor infertility is equally as important as the female factor.
Male factor infertility may account for 30% of all fertility issues.
In order to understand what causes male factor infertility, we have to understand the concept of sperm quality.
Advances in the identification and management of male factor infertility have provided new and often successful options for paternity.
These problems, often called male factor infertility, are associated with low sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction, poor semen quality or a combination of these.
Although male factor infertility accounts for about a third of all referrals for fertility treatment, because Kartagener's Syndrome is so rare, we do not see many patients with it.
We conclude that infertile men with low sperm count may not always present with abnormal hormone profiles; and, male factor, in this environment, contributes a high percentage to infertility.
A male factor for infertility is diagnosed when an abnormal semen analysis is found.