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Table 1 Reproductive organs and sperm examination of male rats (mean ± SD)

From: Low dose of flurochloridone affected reproductive system of male rats but not fertility and early embryonic development

Parameters Vehicle control
n = 25
2 mg/kg
n = 25
5 mg/kg
n = 25
15 mg/kg
n = 25
Testicular weight (g) 3.3545 ± 0.3836 3.2989 ± 0.4934 3.5050 ± 0.2843 3.1803 ± 0.3067
Epididymal weight (g) 1.0619 ± 0.0985 1.0110 ± 0.1356 1.0777 ± 0.0707 0.9779 ± 0.1489
Testicular coefficient (%) 0.75 ± 0.13 0.72 ± 0.10 0.74 ± 0.07 0.68 ± 0.07*
Epididymal coefficient (%) 0.24 ± 0.04 0.22 ± 0.03 0.23 ± 0.02 0.21 ± 0.03**
Sperm count (× 108/g) 1.55 ± 0.62 1.67 ± 0.61 1.58 ± 0.50 1.18 ± 0.38
Sperm abnormality rate (%) 0.37 ± 0.43 0.65 ± 0.70 0.95 ± 0.99 1.86 ± 1.65**
Sperm motility rate (%) 65.64 ± 9.54 66.81 ± 12.91 56.57 ± 15.02 55.13 ± 9.31**
  1. *p < 0.05 compared with the vehicle control group
  2. **p < 0.01 compared with the vehicle control group. Coefficients of organs: (organ weight/body weight) × 100