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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
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
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.
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## 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
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## factor

A quantity which is multiplied by another quantity.

## 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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References in periodicals archive ?
Toschi V, Gallo R, Lettino M, Fallon JT, Gertz SD, Fernandez-Ortiz A, et al Tissue factor modulates the thrombogenicity of human atherosclerotic plaques.
Lip, "The role of monocytes in thrombotic disorders: insights from tissue factor, monocyte-platelet aggregates and novel mechanisms," Thrombosis and Haemostasis, vol.
Mackman, "Tissue factor and thrombosis: the clot starts here," Thrombosis and Haemostasis, vol.
Chapman, "Tissue factor pathway inhibitor is expressed by human monocyte--derived macrophages: relationship to tissue factor induction by cholesterol and oxidized LDL," Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, vol.
We also found a significantly higher amount of platelet-monocyte aggregates (19.3 [+ or -] 10.4 versus 6.6 [+ or -] 4.2; p < 0.0001) (Figure 2) and tissue factor binding on monocytes (1.3 [+ or -] 0.3 versus 0.9 [+ or -] 0.2; p <0.0001) in HD patients compared to that in PD patients (Figure 3).
Edgington, "Regulation of tissue factor gene expression in the monocyte procoagulant response to endotoxin," Molecular and Cellular Biology, vol.
Leppert, "The impact of microRNAs on the regulation of tissue factor biology," Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine, vol.
We aim to study the expression of tissue factor, the important extrinsic pro-coagulant, on the surface of platelets as well as reticulated platelets in ACS patients.
"This value reduced when tissue factor was added, and increased with heparin present.
The name of the test derives from the use of a partial thromboplastin or procoagulant phospholipid that activates the clotting mechanism; whereas thromboplastin is a complex of tissue factor and phospholipid.

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