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TORCH

 
toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpes virus, which are perinatal infections of concern in maternal and neonatal care. All causative organisms in this group are capable of crossing the placenta and damaging the fetus.

TORCH

(tōrch),
Acronym for toxoplasmosis, other infections, rubella, cytomegalovirus infection, and herpes simplex. See: TORCH syndrome.

TORCH

[tôrch]
abbreviation for toxoplasmosis, other, rubella virus, cytomegalovirus, and herpes simplex viruses, a group of agents that can infect the fetus or the newborn, causing a constellation of morbid effects called the TORCH syndrome.

TORCH

(tōrch)
Acronym for toxoplasmosis, other infections, rubella, cytomegalovirus infection, and herpes simplex.
See: TORCH syndrome

TORCH

Acronym for Toxoplasmosis, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus and Herpes simplex virus infections. This group of infections is often routinely looked for in investigating ill infants, especially if there is a possibility of CONGENITAL infection. The practice has been criticized as being wasteful and inefficient.
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That was Kristallnacht, the night when every synagogue in Germany and Austria was put to the torch, when Jewish shops were plundered, when Jews caught on the streets were hauled off to prisons from which many never returned, or were beaten to death on the spot.
But he was killed in battle against King Penda of Mercia, who with the help of the Welsh king Cadwallon defeated the Northumbrians, and there is clear evidence that the palace site was put to the torch.
As many as 30 Serb Orthodox churches were put to the torch, 300 houses were demolished, dozens were killed, hundreds injured, and thousands left homeless as a result of a three-day orgy of ethnic violence.