TORCH


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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

(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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Now the cave was dark, but by its door was stacked a pile of resinous wood to serve as torches.
The encamisados were all timid folk and unarmed, so they speedily made their escape from the fray and set off at a run across the plain with their lighted torches, looking exactly like maskers running on some gala or festival night.
Timing my operations carefully, I held the torch to the small aperture in the door, regulating the intensity of the light by means of the thumb-lever upon the side of the case.
We had spoken scarcely a dozen words since I had felled Tan Gama at the cell door and seen in the torch's light the expression of utter bewilderment upon the great Thark's face.
He walked over, the centre of the boat's crew and of the three-score return boys who were all on deck, and flashed his torch on the blanket still lying on the yams.
"Let them," said Raffles, and brandished his electric torch, our only light as yet.
The time seemed long; the guide ever and anon left them to take an observation on the edge of the wood, but the guards watched steadily by the glare of the torches, and a dim light crept through the windows of the pagoda.
The Palmer, having extinguished his torch, threw himself, without taking off any part of his clothes, on this rude couch, and slept, or at least retained his recumbent posture, till the earliest sunbeams found their way through the little grated window, which served at once to admit both air and light to his uncomfortable cell.
"Give us a light," said the other bearer, "or I shall never find what I am looking for." The man with the torch complied, although not asked in the most polite terms.
"Leave your torch," said Monk; "it would betray your presence, and might procure you a musket-ball."
Quasimodo who did not hear, saw the naked swords, the torches, the irons of the pikes, all that cavalry, at the head of which he recognized Captain Phoebus; he beheld the confusion of the outcasts, the terror of some, the disturbance among the bravest of them, and from this unexpected succor he recovered so much strength, that he hurled from the church the first assailants who were already climbing into the gallery.
If you went out at night, your ser- vants carried torches. There were no books, pens, paper or ink, and no glass in the openings they be- lieved to be windows.