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Table 2 Effects of chemical lesion of the DRN or MRN raphe nuclei on neurotransmitters concentrations (ng/mg tissue) (Mean ± S.E.M.)

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

    Anterior Medial
Age Group n NA DA NA DA
45 Days
  Control 11 1.48 ± 0.08 0.37 ± 0.14 1.05 ± 0.07 0.35 ± 0.06
  Sham DRN 11 1.44 ± 0.09 0.32 ± 0.01 1.10 ± 0.07 0.34 ± 0.05
  Lesion DRN 12 1.38 ± 0.18 0.33 ± 0.15 1.33 ± 0.14 0.35 ± 0.04
  Sham MRN 6 1.36 ± 0.17 0.28 ± 0.05 1.37 ± 0.13 0.43 ± 0.09
  Lesion MRN 6 1.47 ± 0.11 0.31 ± 0.06 1.16 ± 0.17 0.40 ± 0.09
65 Days
  Control 10 1.77 ± 0.09 0.14 ± 0.03 1.63 ± 0.09 0.17 ± 0.02
  Sham DRN 16 1.62 ± 0.09 0.11 ± 0.03 1.71 ± 0.08 0.14 ± 0.02
  Lesion DRN 14 1.71 ± 0.13 0.12 ± 0.01 1.65 ± 0.14 0.18 ± 0.01
  Sham MRN 6 1.90 ± 0.08 0.09 ± 0.07 1.83 ± 0.12 0.21 ± 0.03
  Lesion MRN 11 1.67 ± 0.14 0.08 ± 0.08 1.63 ± 0.13 0.16 ± 0.02
  1. Sham; sham operation; DRN, dorsal raphe nucleus; MRN, medial raphe nucleus; noradrenaline, NA; dopamine, DA