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Table 1 Variation of blood glucose levels in rats after different treatments

From: Dracaena arborea alleviates ultra-structural spermatogenic alterations in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats

  Blood glucose level (mg/dl)  
Groups At the beginning of the treatment (Initial) At the end of the treatment (Final) % of variation
Healthy control (Millipore water, 10 ml/kg) 98.40 ± 02.39a 99.20 ± 01.02a 0.81
Diabetic control (Millipore water, 10 ml/kg) 374.20 ± 31.82a*** >600 ± 00.00d*** >60.34
Treatment 1 (Sildenafil citrate 1.44 mg/kg) 371.40 ± 23.81a*** 459.00 ± 19.60cγ*** 23.59
Treatment 2 (D.a. aqueous extract 500 mg/kg) 367.80 ± 21.70a*** 424.40 ± 26.71cγ*** 15.39
Treatment 3 (D.a. ethanol extract 100 mg/kg) 366.60 ± 08.66a*** 436.40 ± 25.94cγ*** 19.04
  1. D.a. = Dracaena arborea. Values are means ± SEM, number of animals per group = 5. On the same line, ANOVA two ways repeated measures followed by Bonferroni all pair comparison test was done; the values assigned by the same letter are not significantly different; d p < 0.001; c p < 0.01 compared to the initial blood glucose level. In the same column, two ways ANOVA followed by Bonferroni all pair comparison test was performed; *** p <0.001 compared to the corresponding normal control; γ p <0.001 significantly different compared to the corresponding diabetic control. Variation of blood glucose level (%) = (final – initial) × 100/initial.