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Table 2 Neither SPS nor hormone status affected body weight or adrenal weight in males

From: Sex differences in the traumatic stress response: the role of adult gonadal hormones

Group Body weight in grams (SEM) Adrenal weight in grams (SEM)
Baseline Post-test
Sham Ctrl 304.1 (6.5) 332.8* (8.4) 0.19 (0.02)
n = 16/gp SPS 309.7 (6.4) 338.3* (6.2) 0.17 (0.01)
GDX Ctrl 292.2 (7.2) 319.6* (6.6) 0.21 (0.02)
n = 16/gp SPS 282.9 (5.5) 306.4* (6.1) 0.21 (0.01)
GDX + T Ctrl 289.3 (7.9) 316.3* (9.2) 0.20 (0.01)
n = 12/gp SPS 291.7 (9.0) 313.8* (7.4) 0.19 (0.004)
  1. Rat body weights were collected before undergoing SPS or control conditions (baseline) and before the dexamethasone suppression test (post-test). Adrenal weights were collected after sacrifice. Neither SPS nor gonadecomty (GDX) or testosterone (T) affected body or adrenal weight in males and all rats gained weight over the course of the experiment (*, vs baseline). Data was presented as mean±SEM. Significance set at P < .05 (indicated by asterisk) for planned pairwise comparisons (Bonferroni). Refer to Additional file 4 for full statistical results