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Table 1 Effect of 50% ethanolic extract of M. fragrans (nutmeg) on mating behaviour in male rats

From: An experimental study of sexual function improving effect of Myristica fragrans Houtt. (nutmeg)

Parameters Mean ± SEM
  Control (10 ml/kg) Nutmeg (100 mg/kg) Nutmeg (250 mg/kg) Nutmeg (500 mg/kg) Sildenafil citrate (5 mg/kg)
Mounting Frequency (MF) 11.50 ± 1.22 14.3 ± 0.49** 23.70 ± 1.47*** 43.80 ± 0.94*** 48.70 ± 2.34***
Intromission Frequency (IF) 5.50 ± 1.22 5.50 ± 0.42 NS 8.17 ± 0.60** 12.50 ± 0.76*** 24.70 ± 0.81***
Mounting Latency (ML, in sec) 35.30 ± 1.51 35.80 ± 1.46 NS 28.50 ± 0.34** 22.80 ± 0.87*** 11.70 ± 1.37***
Intromission Latency (IL, in sec) 40.00 ± 5.29 37.70 ± 1.97 NS 34.00 ± 1.65* 27.50 ± 1.80** 15.00 ± 0.89***
Ejaculatory Latency in first series (EL1, in sec) 198.00 ± 0.98 211.00 ± 6.69 NS 218.00 ± 2.13* 235.00 ± 6.65*** 344.50 ± 12.00***
Ejaculatory Latency in second series (EL2, in sec) 297.33 ± 8.10 300.00 ± 4.98 NS 319.00 ± 6.98 NS 358.00 ± 7.22*** 398.16 ± 13.50***
Post Ejaculatory Interval (PEI, in sec) 364.00 ± 12.22 336.00 ± 7.92* 301.00 ± 6.89*** 224.00 ± 4.69*** 99.00 ± 5.68***
  1. Tabular values are mean ± SEM, n = 6 (number of animals in each group); significant difference from control, NS: Not significant. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001.