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Table 2 Histomorphometric parameters of trabecular bone from metaphysis of tibiae evaluated by histochemical analysis.

From: Characterization of Salvia Miltiorrhiza ethanol extract as an anti-osteoporotic agent

Parameters Sham
n = 7
OVX
n = 7
1SM
n = 7
3SM
n = 7
10SM
n = 7
30SM
n = 7
BV/TV (%) 55.44 ± 7.10 10.24 ± 3.68 * 11.51 ± 2.27 11.61 ± 2.27 15.19 ± 1.61 18.70 ± 1.38 #
Tb.Th (mcm) 35.14 ± 5.17 14.86 ± 5.54 * 15.72 ± 3.33 16.37 ± 3.03 21.32 ± 3.71 26.37 ± 2.49 #
Tb.N (1/mm) 15.87 ± 1.59 5.73 ± 2.03 * 6.06 ± 1.99 6.39 ± 2.00 8.88 ± 2.61 12.35 ± 2.67 #
Tb.Sp (mcm) 28.38 ± 5.80 199.70 ± 3.48 * 180.27 ± 3.46 176.26 ± 2.18 98.75 ± 7.21 81.67 ± 6.38 #
Oc.N/10 HPF 5 ± 1.41 17 ± 2.40 * 16 ± 2.39 17 ± 2.20 13 ± 2.26 10 ± 1.41 #
  1. Note: Results are presented as the means ± SD. *p < 0.001 vs. Sham group; # p < 0.05 vs. OVX group. BV/TV, bone volume fraction; Tb.Th, trabecular thickness; Tb.N, trabecular number; Tb.Sp, trabecular separation; Oc.N, osteoclast number. Rat groups as defined above (N = 7/each group).