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Synonyms for factor

Synonyms for factor

one of the individual entities contributing to a whole

one of the conditions or facts attending an event and having some bearing on it

Synonyms for factor

one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer

any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together

an independent variable in statistics

be a contributing factor

consider as relevant when making a decision

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Mast cell as a source of both preformed and immunologically inducible TNF-ct/ cachectin.
Modulation of inflammation and cachectin activity in relation to treatment of experimental Hemophilus influenzae type b meningitis.
Cachectin / TNF and IL-1 induced by glucose modified proteins: Role in normal tissue remodeling.
TNF was originally named cachectin because it causes the wasting that so often accompanies chronic disease (Beutler & Cerami, 1989).
This cytokine was called both cachectin, because it causes cachexia (emaciation), and tumor necrosis factor (TNF), because it attacks and kills some types of tumors.