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Table 2 Influence of A. podagraria tincture and metformin on glucose metabolism in rats receiving dexamethasone; Mean ± S.E.M; Q 50 (Q25–Q75), n = 5–7 in each group

From: The influence of goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria L.) tincture and metformin on the carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in dexamethasone-treated rats

Groups Liver glycogen, mg/g Glucose level in plasma after anaesthesia, mmol/l Coefficients of correlation between liver glycogen and plasma glucose
Intact control 13.7 ± 2.72 13.8 (9.44–17.1) 8.13 ± 0.42 8.76 (7.62–8.83) +0,61 NS
Dexamethasone 39.0 ± 2.76*** 37.7 (34.1–40.8) 9.49 ± 0.46** 9.03 (8.90–9.37) −0,37 NS
Dexamethasone + metformin, 50 mg/kg 33.3 ± 5.31*** 28.0 (24.4–38.3) 8.98 ± 1.14 8.69 (7.30–10.7) +0,70 NS
Dexamethasone + A. podagraria tincture, 1 ml/kg 36.0 ± 3.13*** 36.0 (34.3–40.2) 8.44 ± 0.49 8.80 (7.60–9.33) +0,30 NS
Dexamethasone + metformin, 50 mg/kg + A. podagraria tincture, 1 ml/kg 32.7 ± 3.36*** 34.0 (29.1–37.8) 8.60 ± 0.31 8.33 (8.13–9.21) +0,77 NS
  1. ** – p < 0.02 compared to intact control; *** – p < 0.01 compared to intact control
  2. Medians are highlighted in bold