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certificate of deposit (CD)

n. a document issued by a bank in return for a deposit of money which pays a fixed interest rate for a specified period (from a month to several years). Interest rates on CD's are usually higher than savings accounts because banking institutions require a commitment to leave money in the CD for a fixed period of time. Often there is a financial penalty (fee) for cashing in a CD before the pledged time runs out.

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Traditionally, chordomas are considered radioresistant.3,7 Although, the curative doses of radiation therapy which should at least be in the 70 Gy range, are higher than the tolerable dose for spinal cord, still radiation is valuable particularly in cases where complete excision could not be carried out.
Acetaminophen (APAP) is widely used analgesic and antipyretic with a few side effects when taken at curative doses. In massive doses, it is known to produce hepatic necrosis, extra hepatic lesions and even fatality both in experimental animals and in human beings1.