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Table 4 Mean ± SEM of FSH and LH (ng/ml) levels in animals injected with vehicle (Vh) or estradiol valerate (EV) and unilateral or bilateral sectioning of the SON

From: Unilateral sectioning of the superior ovarian nerve of rats with polycystic ovarian syndrome restores ovulation in the innervated ovary

Group FSH LH
Vh 6.1 ± 0.7 0.56 ± 0.11
EV 4.0 ± 0.7 0.38 ± 0.07
Vh+left sham 8.0 ± 0.8 0.44 ± 0.05
Vh+LSON 7.4 ± 0.5 0.40 ± 0.06
EV+left sham 4.0 ± 0.7 0.38 ± 0.07
EV+LSON 4.4 ± 0.2 0.56 ± 0.12
Vh+right sham 8.3 ± 1.3 0.43 ± 0.08
Vh+RSON 6.7 ± 1.6 0.47 ± 0.06
EV+right sham 3.4 ± 0.4 0.43 ± 0.02
EV+RSON 4.4 ± 0.5 0.45 ± 0.07
Vh+bilateral sham 5.9 ± 0.5 0.6 ± 0.06
Vh+BSON 5.3 ± 1.8 0.59 ± 0.08
EV+bilateral sham 4.2 ± 0.5 0.40 ± 0.05
EV+BSON 8.2 ± 1.5#¥ 0.39 ± 0.05
  1. # p < 0.05 vs. EV group
  2. ¥p < 0.05 vs. EV+bilateral sham (Student's t test)