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Table 1 Final body weight, body weight gains, the brain tissues weights (g) of neonatal pups after 2-weeks of intraperitoneal administration of AlCl 3 1,2,3

From: Aluminum overload increases oxidative stress in four functional brain areas of neonatal rats

  Control (n = 16) LA (n = 16) HA (n = 14)
  (g) (g) (g)
Final body weight 29.9 ± 3.1 28.6 ± 7.7 30.2 ± 5.1
Body weight gains 21.3 ± 1.5 17.9 ± 9.0 20.7 ± 5.2
Whole brain 1.53 ± 0.28 1.29 ± 0.10 1.36 ± 0.14
Cerebral cortex 0.44 ± 0.12 0.37 ± 0.08 0.40 ± 0.09
Hippocampus 0.09 ± 0.03 0.09 ± 0.01 0.10 ± 0.04
Diencephalon 0.44 ± 0.09 0.39 ± 0.06 0.40 ± 0.06
Cerebellum 0.21 ± 0.05 a 0.14 ± 0.03 b 0.14 ± 0.04 b
Brain stem 0.24 ± 0.06 a 0.21 ± 0.03 ab 0.19 ± 0.05 b
Pituitary gland 0.05 ± 0.01 0.04 ± 0.02 0.05 ± 0.02
Olfactory bulb 0.06 ± 0.02 ab 0.04 ± 0.01 b 0.08 ± 0.04 a
  1. 1 Values are mean ± SD.
  2. 2 Intraperitoneal (IP) administered AlCl3 of 0, 7, 35 mg Al/kg body wt/day for 2 weeks in control, low Al (LA) and high Al (HA) groups respectively.
  3. 3 Values in the same raw with different a, b superscripts are significantly different (p < 0.05).