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Table 1 Effects of chemical lesion of the DRN or MRN raphe nuclei on body weight and sexual accesory glands (grams) (Mean ± S.E.M.)

From: Dorsal and medial raphe nuclei participate differentially in reproductive functions of the male rat

Group   n Body Weight Testis Prostate Seminal Vesicle
45 Days
  Control 16 161 ± 5.3 0.847 ± 0.06 0.19 ± 0.04 0.17 ± 0.08
  Sham DRN 20 157 ± 3.4 0.829 ± 0.02 0.14 ± 0.01 0.08 ± 0.01
  Lesion DRN 14 153 ± 3.7 0.771 ± 0.06 0.09 ± 0.01 0.06 ± 0.08
  Sham MRN 11 155 ± 4.2 0.739 ± 0.08 0.16 ± 0.05 0.07 ± 0.01
  Lesion MRN 10 159 ± 4.5 0.718 ± 0.09 0.17 ± 0.08 0.07 ± 0.02
65 Days
  Control 22 256 ± 4.3 1.426 ± 0.02 0.28 ± 0.02 0.35 ± 0.01
  Sham DRN 20 267 ± 3.4 1.481 ± 0.03 0.23 ± 0.02 0.30 ± 0.02
  Lesion DRN 22 250 ± 5.9 1.403 ± 0.04 0.22 ± 0.02 0.25 ± 0.02
  Sham MRN 10 267 ± 10.6 1.443 ± 0.03 0.36 ± 0.05 0.31 ± 0.02
  Lesion MRN 15 277 ± 4.1 1.521 ± 0.03 0.37 ± 0.19 0.35 ± 0.01
  1. Sham; sham operation; DRN, dorsal raphe nucleus; MRN, medial raphe nucleus