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factor,

in arithmetic, any number that divides a given number evenly, i.e., without any remainder. The factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12. Similarly in algebra, any one of the algebraic expressions multiplied by another to form a product is a factor of that product, e.g., a+b and ab are factors of a2b 2, since (a+b)(ab)=a2b2. In general, if r is a rootroot,
in mathematics, number or quantity r for which an equation f(r)=0 holds true, where f is some function. If f is a polynomial, r is called a root of f; for example, r=3 and r
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 of a polynomialpolynomial,
mathematical expression which is a finite sum, each term being a constant times a product of one or more variables raised to powers. With only one variable the general form of a polynomial is a0xn+a1x
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 equation f(x)=0, then (xr) is a factor of the polynomial f(x).

factor

[′fak·tər]
(mathematics)
For an integer n, any integer which gives n when multiplied by another integer.
For a polynomial p, any polynomial which gives p when multiplied by another polynomial.
For a graph G, a spanning subgraph of G with at least one edge.
(statistics)
A quantity or a variable being studied in an experiment as a possible cause of variation.

factor

1. Maths
a. one of two or more integers or polynomials whose product is a given integer or polynomial
b. an integer or polynomial that can be exactly divided into another integer or polynomial
2. Med any of several substances that participate in the clotting of blood
3. Law, Commerce a person who acts on another's behalf, esp one who transacts business for another
4. former name for a gene
5. Commercial law a person to whom goods are consigned for sale and who is paid a factorage
6. (in Scotland) the manager of an estate

factor

A quantity which is multiplied by another quantity.

See also divisor.

factor

A number that divides evenly into another number. For example, 3 and 4 are factors of 12. See factorial and IFP.
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In the study, the researchers used mice born with a special gene that allows them to create GM-CSF in their lungs when given the antibiotic doxycycline.
Measurement of the GM-CSF levels in the sera of all patients and controls was carried out after drawing a 3 ml blood sample from each of them.
Diverse dilutions of chicken recombinant GM-CSF were used to optimize the growth conditions (data not shown).
Following stimulation with antigen the results revealed an induction of TNF-a and GM-CSF production compared to non-stimulated cells (Fig.
A laboratory-made version of GM-CSF called Leukine has been used for years to boost the immune systems of certain cancer patients.
Except for GM-CSF, IL-6, macrophage inflammatory protein 1[alpha] (MIP-1[alpha]), and tumor necrosis factor [alpha] (TNF-[alpha[), all adipokines could be detected in both obese patient and control plasma samples (Fig.
G-CSF and GM-CSF may reduce oral mucositis by accelerating neutrophil recovery.
The most significant recent advance in our understanding of PAP has been the identification of a neutralizing autoantibody to GM-CSF in patients with the idiopathic form of the disease.
To make the breast cancer vaccine, breast cancer cells, treated with radiation to prevent them from growing or dividing, are genetically modified so they manufacture a compound called GM-CSF.
Thus a 150microgram/day dose of GM-CSF mouthwash was given to a randomised sample of high dose chemotherapy subjects (n=46) and the severity of stomatitis compared daily to controls (n=44) using National Cancer Institute Common Toxicity Criteria.
The GM-CSF molecule attracts immune cells to the vaccine site, where the immune cells encounter pancreas cancer antigens.
Also, those with trichomoniasis were significantly more likely to have a GM-CSF concentration in the highest quartile.