Table 2

Effect of AESb on the duration (days) of the various phases in the estrous cycle

Doses

Phases of the estrous cycle


Proestrus

Estrus

Metestrus

Diestrus

Cycle Length


0 mg/kg

0.80 ± 0.17

1.38 ± 0.19

0.57 ± 0.11

1.22 ± 0.16

4.00 ± 0.16


8 mg/kg

0.56 ± 0.10

1.60 ± 0.19

0.57 ± 0.12

1.27 ± 0.15

4.00 ± 0.11


32 mg/kg

0.65 ± 0.13

1.58 ± 0.24

0.35 ± 0.07

1.42 ± 0.17

4.00 ± 0.19


64 mg/kg

0.75 ± 0.17

1.25 ± 0.19

0.73 ± 0.14

1.28 ± 0.11

4.01 ± 0.15


The length of the phases is expressed as days. Each value represents the mean ± SEM for 13 animals

Lienou et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:36   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-36

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