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Table 1 Mean ± s.e.m. number of ova shed by the ovary in females injected with vehicle (VEH) at birth, and subjected to left superior ovarian nerve section (SONL), right ovarian nerve section (SONR), or bilateral nerve section (SONB) at 24 days of age, and sacrificed on the first vaginal estrus or in adult age

From: Polycystic ovary syndrome induced by exposure to testosterone propionate and effects of sympathectomy on the persistence of the syndrome

Groups First vaginal estrus Adult
n Left ovary Right ovary n Left ovary Right ovary
VEH 10 7.6 ± 0.8 10.6 ± 0.9* 10 5.2 ± 0.7 7.7 ± 0.5
VEH + SONL 11 4.3 ± 0.7# 5 ± 1.0# 10 4.3 ± 1.2* 8.2 ± 1.0
VEH + SONR 9 6.5 ± 0.8 3.5 ± 0.4#* 11 7.6 ± 0.8 5.8 ± 1.3
VEH + SONB 8 4.7 ± 0.8 4.8 ± 1.2 8 5.2 ± 0.7 4.7 ± 1.2
  1. ANOVA test, followed by Tukey’s test
  2. *p < 0.05 vs. contralateral ovary in same group
  3. #p < 0.05 vs. VEH group