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Table 7 (A and B) Water intake (ml) of rats in the acute and sub-acute oral toxicity tests

From: Acute and sub-acute oral toxicity of Dracaena cinnabari resin methanol extract in rats

A Acute oral toxicity
  Sex Control DC 300 mg/kg DC 2000 mg/kg   P value
 Week 1 F (n = 3) 102.56 ± 1.27 104.03 ± 1.78 104.34 ± 2.12   0.157
 Week 2 F (n = 3) 102.54 ± 0.97 104.00 ± 1.77 103.93 ± 2.01   0.199
B Sub-acute oral toxicity
  Sex Control DC 500 mg/kg DC 1000 mg/kg DC 1500 mg/kg P value
 Week 1 M (n = 5) 123.18 ± 1.39 128.09 ± 2.34 128.03 ± 1.91 127.40 ± 2.11 0.000*
F (n = 5) 122.39 ± 0.42 125.51 ± 0.50 125.48 ± 0.37 125.46 ± 0.53 0.000*
 Week 2 M (n = 5) 124.06 ± 1.17 127.31 ± 1.50 127.44 ± 1.48 127.97 ± 1.85 0.000*
F (n = 5) 123.33 ± 0.55 125.68 ± 0.45 125.99 ± 0.41 125.87 ± 0.41 0.000*
 Week 3 M (n = 5) 125.23 ± 0.96 127.99 ± 1.33 127.98 ± 1.80 127.86 ± 1.69 0.004*
F (n = 5) 124.44 ± 0.49 127.29 ± 0.66 127.12 ± 0.61 127.16 ± 0.77 0.000*
 Week 4 M (n = 5) 125.89 ± 0.78 128.29 ± 1.95 128.54 ± 1.22 128.34 ± 1.61 0.007*
F (n = 5) 124.99 ± 0.50 127.28 ± 0.86 127.36 ± 0.63 127.56 ± 0.61 0.000*
  1. Values expressed as a mean ± standard deviation. Sex (male, M and female, F)
  2. *p-value less than 0.05, (p < 0.05) significant value. Numbers in bold indicate a statistically significant difference