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Table 2 Plasma ACTH and CORT Concentrations before and in Response to Novel Environment Stress Test 6 Weeks after EV Injection

From: Rats with steroid-induced polycystic ovaries develop hypertension and increased sympathetic nervous system activity

Hormone Control group PCO group P
ACTH (pmol/L)
   0 min 56.48 ± 5.97 52.21 ± 1.99 n.s.
   15 min 79.83 ± 3.97 93.59 ± 10.71 n.s.
   30 min 76.57 ± 7.04 97.45 ± 12.48 n.s.
   60 min 77.85 ± 10.26 76.47 ± 7.84 n.s.
   90 min 70.68 ± 3.31 72.23 ± 6.33 n.s.
   120 min 68.34 ± 4.09 75.84 ± 4.38 n.s.
CORT (ng/mL)
   0 min 251.32 ± 46.05 416.44 ± 93.29 n.s.
   15 min 597.9 ± 41.26 756.44 ± 95.47 n.s
   30 min 668.63 ± 46.18 1001.85 ± 132.73 0.05*
   60 min 657.09 ± 65.02 980.83 ± 151.58 0.05*
   90 min 744.51 ± 82.48 754.73 ± 129.68 n.s
   120 min 537.63 ± 44.23 873.56 ± 158.80 n.s.
  1. Values are mean ± SE. n.s. = non significant.
  2. *t test.