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Table 2 Effects of the leaf aqueous extract of M. arboreus on ovarian follicle growth and maturation

From: The leaf aqueous extract of Myrianthus arboreus P. Beauv. (Cecropiaceae) improved letrozole-induced polycystic ovarian syndrome associated conditions and infertility in female Wistar rats

Groups Primary follicles Secondary follicles Tertiary follicles Graafian follicles Corpora lutea Cystic follicles Atretic follicles
NC 3.20 ± 0.49 2.80 ± 0.20 2.20 ± 0.37 2.40 ± 0.24 12.00 ± 1.26 0.00 ± 0.00 5.60 ± 0.51
LTZ 1.50 ± 0.22* 0.80 ± 0.37 1.40 ± 0.24 1.60 ± 0.24 4.75 ± 0.19*** 13.25 ± 0.79*** 10.60 ± 0.60***
LTZ + CC + MET 5.00 ± 0.32*, ### 4.75 ± 0.37# 6.00 ± 0.45***, ### 3.80 ± 0.58## 10.00 ± 1.14### 2.33 ± 0.18**, ### 7.00 ± 0.45 ###
LTZ + AE 20 6.00 ± 0.32***, ### 5.00 ± 0.32# 3.33 ± 0.18# 5.00 ± 0.32***, ### 9.50 ± 0.50## 3.67 ± 0.36***, ### 7.20 ± 0.37##
LTZ + AE 110 8.00 ± 0.32***, ### 8.80 ± 1.07***, ### 4.00 ± 0.32*, ### 5.25 ± 0.19***, ### 6.20 ± 0.58*** 4.00 ± 0.32***, ### 6.60 ± 0.81###
LTZ + AE 200 9.00 ± 0.55***, ### 9.20 ± 1.59***, ### 3.40 ± 0.51## 6.00 ± 0.32***, ### 7.33 ± 0.36** 4.00 ± 0.32***, ### 7.60 ± 0.25##
  1. NC normal control; LTZ letrozole; CC clomiphene citrate; MET metformine; AE leaf aqueous extract of M. arboreus. Results are presented as mean S.E.M., n = 5. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01 and *** p < 0.001 vs NC. # p < 0.05, ## p < 0.01 and ### p < 0.001 vs LTZ