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Table 3 Effect of 50% ethanolic extract of M. fragrans (nutmeg) on penile reflexes (test for potency) in male rats>

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

Parameters Mean Frequency ± SEM
  Control (10 ml/kg) Nutmeg (100 mg/kg) Nutmeg (250 mg/kg) Nutmeg (500 mg/kg) Sildenafil citrate (5 mg/kg)
Erections (E) 7.67 ± 1.63 7.50 ± 0.42 NS 8.00 ± 0.36* 12.66 ± 0.75*** 19.00 ± 2.64***
Quick Flips (QF) 5.17 ± 0.75 5.50 ± 0.49 NS 5.83 ± 0.56 NS 8.66 ± 0.36*** 17.30 ± 4.13***
Long Flips (LF) 2.17 ± 1.17 3.33 ± 0.30 NS 4.50 ± 0.42** 8.50 ± 0.42*** 12.00 ± 2.26***
Total Penile Reflexes (TPR) 15.01 ± 3.55 16.33 ± 1.21 NS 18.33 ± 1.34* 29.82 ± 1.53*** 48.30 ± 9.03***
  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.