Definition of Factor III
1. Noun. An enzyme liberated from blood platelets that converts prothrombin into thrombin as blood starts to clot.
Medical Definition of Factor III
1. In the clotting of blood, tissue factor or thromboplastin; it initiates the extrinsic pathway by reacting with factor VII and calcium to form factor VIIa. See: thromboplastin. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Factor III
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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The rate of increase in transition probability due to factor iii alone will be very large with increasing E — IP. The nature of factor ii is very much in ..."
2. The Law of Contracts by Theophilus Parsons, John Melville Gould (1904)
"287. not defeated by knowledge of insolvent condition of principal, iii. 287, 288. confined to claims due him as factor, iii. 287, and note (.r). ..."
3. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1906)
"... i, 71, 215 Water-vapor, as a thermal factor, iii, 444 climatic effects of, i, 643 Wave erosion, i, 342-354 and horizontal configuration, '. 353. 3°3. ..."
4. A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages by Henry Charles Lea (1887)
"189. its use as a political factor, iii. 191. mutual accusations in Great Schism, iii. 204, 208. popular sensitiveness to, iii. 692. ..."
5. A Practical and Elementary Abridgment of the Cases Argued and Determined in by Elisha Hammond, Charles Petersdorff (1832)
"55-1 ; factor, iii. 551; guardian and infant, iii. 55C; mortgagee, iii. 552; overseers of the poor, iii. 552; parish officers, iii. 552; partner, iii. ..."
6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1868)
"(iv) The factors (i) and (ii) depend only on the invariants and on the number of the indeterminates, the factor (iii) only on the number of in- determinates ..."