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Table 3 Number of ova shed 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 3.8 ± 0.7 5.3 ± 0.9 0.9 ± 0.6ab 3.2 ± 1.0 7.2 ± 0.6b 4.1 ± 1.1e 4.8 ± 1.4 3.8 ± 1.0
RIGHT OVARY 5.8 ± 0.6a 3.7 ± 0.5c 6.5 ± 0.6 5.6 ± 0.9 2.5 ± 1.2ac 2.7 ± 0.8c 5.0 ± 1.4 2.5 ± 0.4c
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 3.1 ± 0.7 4.9 ± 1.1 2.3 ± 0.8a 4.2 ± 0.7 5.2 ± 0.5 5.0 ± 1.1 3.0 ± 3.1 2.3 ± 0.7
RIGHT OVARY 4.4 ± 0.8 4.5 ± 0.9 6.2 ± 0.8 4.8 ± 0.5 2.8 ± 0.7a 2.0 ± 0.6 acd 3.6. ± 1.1 3.5 ± 0.9
  1. Mean ± SEM number of the ova shed in animals injected at birth with vehicle or capsaicin and subjected to SON sectioning. The rats were injected with vehicle or capsaicin at birth. At 20 or 28 days of age, the animals were subjected to a sham-operation (SO) or 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 + SO, VEHICLE + SSON-L or VEHICLE + SSON-R vs. the contralateral ovary of same group. b p <0.05 VEHICLE + SSON-L (left ovary) vs. VEHICLE + SO (left ovary). c p <0.05 VEHICLE + SSSON-R (right ovary) vs. VEHICLE + SO (right ovary). d p <0.05 CAPSAICIN + SSON-R (right ovary) vs. CAPSAICIN + SO (right ovary). e p <0.05 CAPSAICIN + SSON-R (left ovary) vs. VEHICLE + SSON-R (left ovary). Kruskal-Wallis test followed by the Mann–Whitney test