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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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4) * mg/dL Abbreviations: ACT, activated clotting time; angle, [alpha] angle; CFF, citrated functional fibrinogen; CK, citrated recalcified kaolin-activated blood; CKH, citrated recalcified kaolin-activated blood treated with heparinase; CRT, citrated recalcified kaolin and tissue factor activated blood; FLEV, functional fibrinogen level; K, coagulation time;LY30, percentage of lysis 30 minutes after MA was finalized; MA, maximum amplitude; R, reaction time.
Malondialdehyde (MDA) and glutathione (GSH) levels and superoxide dismutase (SOD), myeloperoxidase (MPO), catalase (CAT), and tissue factor (TF) activities were determined in kidney tissue homogenates by the methods by Yagi (18), Beutler (19), Mylorie et al.
Nonetheless, the physiologic activation of coagulation in vivo is not so separated, with the initiation stage taking place via tissue factor exposed during vascular injury, resulting in a consequent propagation stage, and added amplification of the process by thrombin, owing to the activation of factors V, VIII, and XI.
Effects of phospholipids, tissue factor and residual platelets on the measurement performed in platelet-poor and platelet-rich plasma.
A novel class of antioxidants inhibit LPS induction of tissue factor by selective inhibition of the activation of ASK1 and MAP kinases," Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, vol.
7) As in mammals, the tissue factor (TF)-factor Vila complex initiates the process of hemostasis; which after, further amplification and propagation culminates in a thrombin burst in which fibrinogen is converted into fibrin.
Tissue factor expression as a possible determinant of thromboembolism in ovarian cancer.
Tissue factor expression by endothelial cells in sickle cell anemia.
Insulin also was shown to causes an acute reduction in plasma concentrations of ICAM-1, MCP-1and another pro-inflammatory transcription factor, early growth response-1 (Egr-1), tissue factor and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) (11).
Tissue factor exposure has been incriminated as a major trigger mechanism, [2,15] and it may be assumed that a higher ISS would be associated with more severe tissue damage, an increase in coagulation disturbances and a higher mortality rate.
Activation of factor IX by the reaction product of tissue factor and factor VII: Additional pathway for initiating blood coagulation.

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