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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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Demographic profile of the patients Variables Number (%) Primary infertility 44(73.3) Secondary infertility 14(23.3) Recurrent pregnancy loss 2(3.3) Causes of Asherman's syndrome H/O tuberculosis 8(13.3) H/O post-partum curettage 2(3.3) H/O abortion (D&C) 4(6.7) H/O diagnostic curettage 6(10.0) H/O myomectomy 1(16) H/O hysteroscopic surgery 0(0) H/O uterine surgery/procedure 1(1.6) No significant causative factor 32(53.3) in patients' history H/0 LSCS 4(6.7) Associated tubal factor infertility 35(58.3) Menstrual pattern Hypomenorrhoea 32(53.3) Amenorrhea 16(26.7) Normal periods 12(20.0) H/O=History of, D&C=Dilatation and curettage, LSCS=Lower Segment Cesarean Section Table 2.
But subclinical tubal infection could be the indirect cause of EP associated with spontaneous or induced abortions, IUDs and tubal factor infertility.
Patients and samples: We recruited 51 women with tubal factor infertility, confirmed by laparoscopy and hysterosalpingography, attending Avicenna Infertility clinic in Tehran, Iran between January 2010 and January 2011.
Tubal factors in infertility (Laproscopic study of 679 cases of infertility) J.
The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value for uterine factors was 83.33%, 100%, 100% and 96.84%, respectively, for tubal factors 93.55%, 94.68%, 85.29% and 96.83%, respectively and for peritoneal factors 62.5%, 92%, 71.43% and 88.46%, respectively, giving a reasonably good diagnostic performance for the uterine and the tubal factors.
The main causes of infertility are: ovulatory dysfunction, age and diminished ovarian reserve, male factors, tubal factors, uterine factors, cervical factors, immunological factors, systemic diseases (chronic and autoimmune diseases) and idiopathic factors.
Similar to tubal factors, polyps and fibroids are also a known cause of infertility.
The retrospective study was conducted at the First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Zhejiang, China, and comprised data from August 2015 to November 2016 of infertility patients with PCOS or tubal factors who underwent agonist long-protocol IVF-ET.
Tubal factors are endometriosis pelvic adhesions tuberculosis and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
If any discrepancy is found when assessing the tubal factors, then other tests can be done subsequently.
WASHINGTON -- Ovulatory dysfunction is the leading cause of infertility in white women, while tubal factors are most likely to blame in blacks.