Table 2

Relative organ weights male rats treated with SST for 4 weeks
Dose (mg/kg/day) 0 500 1000 2000
Males
Brain 0.54 ± 0.04 a 0.58 ± 0.05 0.54 ± 0.03 0.59 ± 0.01
Pituitary gland 0.003 ± 0.0003 0.003 ± 0.0006 0.003 ± 0.0003 0.002 ± 0.0005
Liver 3.25 ± 0.12 3.15 ± 0.21 3.06 ± 0.15 3.05 ± 0.15
Spleen 0.19 ± 0.01 0.19 ± 0.03 0.20 ± 0.03 0.18 ± 0.03
Heart 0.33 ± 0.02 0.34 ± 0.02 0.34 ± 0.02 0.34 ± 0.02
Thymus 0.14 ± 0.03 0.16 ± 0.05 0.15 ± 0.03 0.11 ± 0.01
Salivary glands 0.17 ± 0.01 0.17 ± 0.02 0.17 ± 0.01 0.19 ± 0.02
Seminal vesicle 0.36 ± 0.08 0.41 ± 0.11 0.33 ± 0.06 0.38 ± 0.04
Prostate 0.13 ± 0.02 0.13 ± 0.01 0.13 ± 0.02 0.12 ± 0.02
Kidneys 0.85 ± 0.06 0.82 ± 0.03 0.83 ± 0.05 0.83 ± 0.05
Adrenal glands 0.017 ± 0.002 0.015 ± 0.002 0.016 ± 0.002 0.017 ± 0.003
Testes 0.89 ± 0.04 0.88 ± 0.13 0.88 ± 0.14 0.87 ± 0.05
Epididymides 0.27 ± 0.03 0.27 ± 0.05 0.27 ± 0.02 0.26 ± 0.02
lung 0.41 ± 0.03 0.40 ± 0.04 0.39 ± 0.02 0.38 ± 0.03
Thyroid/Parathyroid 0.006 ± 0.001 0.005 ± 0.001 0.006 ± 0.001 0.005 ± 0.001
Females
Brain 0.90 ± 0.05 0.85 ± 0.10 0.87 ± 0.03 0.87 ± 0.02
Pituitary gland 0.006 ± 0.0009 0.005 ± 0.0005 0.006 ± 0.0010 0.005 ± 0.0009
Liver 3.25 ± 0.16 3.23 ± 0.13 3.25 ± 0.26 3.36 ± 0.10
Spleen 0.22 ± 0.04 0.21 ± 0.02 0.23 ± 0.03 0.24 ± 0.02
Heart 0.36 ± 0.02 0.35 ± 0.01 0.37 ± 0.02 0.37 ± 0.02
Thymus 0.19 ± 0.02 0.18 ± 0.03 0.21 ± 0.04 0.21 ± 0.04
Salivary glands 0.19 ± 0.02 0.19 ± 0.01 0.19 ± 0.01 0.21 ± 0.02
Kidneys 0.85 ± 0.04 0.85 ± 0.02 0.85 ± 0.08 0.94 ± 0.07
Adrenal glands 0.034 ± 0.004 0.029 ± 0.001 0.032 ± 0.005 0.034 ± 0.004
Ovaries 0.042 ± 0.004 0.040 ± 0.005 0.041 ± 0.009 0.040 ± 0.005
Lung 0.53 ± 0.02 0.51 ± 0.03 0.51 ± 0.05 0.50 ± 0.04
Thyroid/parathyroid 0.007 ± 0.002 0.006 ± 0.001 0.007 ± 0.001 0.008 ± 0.001
Uterus/cervix 0.23 ± 0.03 0.26 ± 0.12 0.23 ± 0.07 0.32 ± 0.11

a Values are presented as mean ± SD.

Shin et al.

Shin et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:266   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-266

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