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Table 2 Ovulation rate by ovary (%)

From: In the pubertal rat, the regulation of ovarian function involves the synergic participation of the sensory and sympathetic innervations that arrive at the gonad

Pharmacological procedure in new born and surgical procedure in 20-day-old rats
  Vehicle Capsaicin Vehicle Capsaicin Vehicle Capsaicin Vehicle Capsaicin
  SO SO SSON-L SSON-L SSON-R SSON-R SSON-B SSON-B
LEFT OVARY 89 100 21ab 55 67 71 60 75
RIGHT OVARY 100 100 93 91 33ac 71 70 75
Pharmacological procedure in new born and surgical procedure in 28-day-old rats
  Vehicle Capsaicin Vehicle Capsaicin Vehicle Capsaicin Vehicle Capsaicin
  SO SO SSON-L SSON-L SSON-R SSON-R SSON-B SSON-B
LEFT OVARY 73 100 50ab 89 100 89 75 83
RIGHT OVARY 91 100 100 100 70 56 75 100
  1. Percent of ovulation rate in animals treated with vehicle or capsaicin at birth and subjected to SON sectioning. Animals were treated with vehicle or capsaicin at birth. At 20 or 28 days of age, the animals were subjected to a sham-operation (SO) or were subjected to left (L), right (R) or bilateral (B) SSON. All animals were sacrificed at the first vaginal estrus. Significance was noted as indicated. a p <0.05 VEHICLE + SSON-L or VEHICLE + SSON-R vs. the contralateral ovary of the same group, Chi square test. b p <0.05 VEHICLE + SSON-L (left ovary) vs. VEHICLE + SO (left ovary), Chi square test. c p <0.05 VEHICLE + SSON-R (right ovary) vs. VEHICLE + SO (right ovary), Chi square test