Table 1: SMG and Body Weight in Irradiated Animals

Control 2 hours 30 days 90 days 180 days 365 days
Body weight (g) 302.33±9.55 290.82±3.53 268.03±20.35 266.17±9.66 262.54±10.93 234.75±3.71
Glandular wet weight (mg) 258.71±11.12 239.89±14.51 214.49±22.32 199.39±9.28 188.72±16.52* 139.21±8.62**
Glandular dry weight (mg) 54.27±3.36 58.43±3.11 46.64±5.94 40.8±1.52* 39.55±3.64* 30.87±3.04***
% SMG wet weight/total body weight 0.086±0.004 0.083±0.005 0.080±0.008 0.075±0.004 0.072±0.006* 0.059±0.004*

Body, wet and dry glandular weight measured in 2 h and 30, 90, 180 and 365 days post irradiated rats. SMG’s percentage of body weight (SMG weights were divided by total body weight in grams and multiplied by 100). Values represent means ± SEM of 6-8 animals per group.
* p<0.05
** p<0.01 and
*** p<0.001 versus respective control.

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