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Simply, I just want to know antonym of "causative factor"

Below is the background the reason I wonder.

Normally, cell is connected with collagen.

When cell is detached from collagen, cell will be dead. -> In this case, cell detachment is a causative factor of cell death. Reversly, when cell is dead, cell will be detached from collagen. -> In this case, cell detachment result from cell death.

Here is my question.

To determine whether cell detachment is a causative factor or "____ factor" of cell death.

What word should I use?

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You should drop the word 'factor' and use consequence or implication:

To determine whether cell detachment is a causative factor or a consequence / an implication of cell death

The word factor already has some part of the 'causative' in it:

one of several things that cause or influence something

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