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Table 1 Body weight and plasma E2 level in Experiments 1 and 2

From: Influence of exogenous and endogenous estrogen on thermoregulatory responses to mild heat and the interaction with light and dark phases

  Group Initial body weight, g Final body weight, g Plasma E2 level, pg ml−1
Light phase Dark phase Light phase Dark phase Light phase Dark phase
Experiment 1 OVX 240 ± 20 254 ± 23 262 ± 17 273 ± 21 47 ± 6 53 ± 4
OVX + E2 228 ± 9 252 ± 32 244 ± 13 258 ± 21 142 ± 25* 159 ± 31*
Experiment 2 D 234 ± 40 224 ± 7 242 ± 26 240 ± 6 47 ± 6 43 ± 12
P 250 ± 24 256 ± 26 254 ± 10 261 ± 16 125 ± 29 119 ± 6
  1. Data are presented as means ± standard error
  2. OVX, ovariectomized; E2, estradiol; D, control rats in the diestrus phase; P, control rats in the proestrus phase
  3. * Significant difference between the OVX and OVX + E2 groups (P < 0.05)
  4. Significant difference between the D and P groups (P < 0.05)
  5. Significant difference from the initial body weight (P < 0.05)