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Table 2 Effects of 30 days of treatment with C. esculentus tubers (tiger nut) on copulatory behavior parameters of moderately active male rats

From: Influence of Cyperus esculentus tubers (Tiger Nut) on male rat copulatory behavior

Treatment ML (s) MF IL (s) IF EL (s) PEI (s) IR III (s)
C 111.45 ± 11.97 4.92 ± 0.43 192.50 ± 21.43 8.42 ± 0.87 878.67 ± 85.38 432.89 ± 20.80 0.63 ± 0.01 114.94 ± 16.53
T 52.30 ± 3.89** 4.10 ± 0.31 92.80 ± 8.69** 13.10 ± 0.72** 470.90 ± 81.69** 365.50 ± 16.13* 0.76 ± 0.01** 37.35 ± 7.34**
  1. Values are means ± SEM obtained for 10 rats per group
  2. ML Mount latency, MF Mount frequency, IL Intromission latency, IF Intromission frequency, EL Ejaculation latency, PEI Post-ejaculatory interval, IR Intromission ratio, III Inter-intromission interval, C Control rats treated with distilled water, T Rats treated with 2 g/kg of tiger nut/d
  3. * P <0.05
  4. **P <0.01 (t-test)