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Table 2 Influence of A. podagraria tincture and metformin on glucose metabolism in rats receiving dexamethasone; Mean ± S.E.M; Q 50 (Q25–Q75), n = 5–7 in each group

From: The influence of goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria L.) tincture and metformin on the carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in dexamethasone-treated rats

Groups Liver glycogen, mg/g Glucose level in plasma after anaesthesia, mmol/l Coefficients of correlation between liver glycogen and plasma glucose
Intact control 13.7 ± 2.72
13.8
(9.44–17.1)
8.13 ± 0.42
8.76
(7.62–8.83)
+0,61
NS
Dexamethasone 39.0 ± 2.76***
37.7
(34.1–40.8)
9.49 ± 0.46**
9.03
(8.90–9.37)
−0,37
NS
Dexamethasone + metformin, 50 mg/kg 33.3 ± 5.31***
28.0
(24.4–38.3)
8.98 ± 1.14
8.69
(7.30–10.7)
+0,70
NS
Dexamethasone + A. podagraria tincture, 1 ml/kg 36.0 ± 3.13***
36.0
(34.3–40.2)
8.44 ± 0.49
8.80
(7.60–9.33)
+0,30
NS
Dexamethasone + metformin, 50 mg/kg + A. podagraria tincture, 1 ml/kg 32.7 ± 3.36***
34.0
(29.1–37.8)
8.60 ± 0.31
8.33
(8.13–9.21)
+0,77
NS
  1. ** – p < 0.02 compared to intact control; *** – p < 0.01 compared to intact control
  2. Medians are highlighted in bold