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Table 2 Mean ± SEM of progesterone (ng/ml), testosterone and estradiol (pg/ml) serum levels in unilateral ovariectomized rats (ovary in situ)

From: Acute effects of unilateral sectioning the superior ovarian nerve of rats with unilateral ovariectomy on ovarian hormones (progesterone, testosterone and estradiol) levels vary during the estrous cycle

GROUP N D1 N D2 N P N O
PROGESTERONE
Sham 9 63.5 ± 11.1 10 33.0 ± 4.4 10 28.7 ± 2.4 10 26.3 ± 1.1
R-OVARY 10 78.1 ± 11.6 10 38.5 ± 3.0 10 25.8 ± 2.1 8 35.2 ± 4.0
L-OVARY 9 39.2 ± 3.1* 9 32.3 ± 4.3 8 28.7 ± 3.0 10 68.3 ± 11.3*
TESTOSTERONE
Sham 9 19.1 ± 8.6 10 103.4 ± 14.0 10 285.8 ± 20.8 10 76.5 ± 20.8
R-OVARY 10 13.3 ± 3.6 10 128.2 ± 13.7 10 177.3 ± 24.7* 8 26.7 ± 8.9*
L-OVARY 9 36.5 ± 15.4 9 77.8 ± 14.6 8 225.8 ± 15.4 10 68.5 ± 11.8
ESTRADIOL
Sham 9 46.6 ± 5.6 10 38.6 ± 2.8 10 149.7 ± 11.3 10 30.2 ± 2.6
R-OVARY 10 25.7 ± 4.2* 10 31.0 ± 2.9 10 120.4 ± 12.4 8 31.2 ± 2.9
L-OVARY 9 36.8 ± 4.2 9 35.5 ± 1.3 8 71.1 ± 10.9*& 10 26.4 ± 2.0
  1. Performed at 13.00 h of diestrus 1, diestrus 2, proestrus or estrus, sacrificed one hour after treatment
  2. *p < 0.05 vs. Control (ANOVA followed by Tukey's test); &p < 0.05 vs. R-Ovary (ANOVA followed by Tukey's test)