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Table 3 SPS did not affect body weight or adrenal weight in females

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 199.4 (2.7) 213.0* (2.9) 0.34 (0.02)
n = 16/gp SPS 199.4 (3.8) 209.4* (4.1) 0.37 (0.03)
GDX Ctrl 215.7+ (4.3) 243.5*+ (4.5) 0.31 (0.01)
n = 15/gp SPS 214.2+ (2.6) 234.5*+ (3.1) 0.30 (0.04)
GDX + T Ctrl 227.0+ (4.9) 255.7*+ (5.9) 0.23 (0.03)
n = 11/gp SPS 223.9+ (4.8) 246.2*+ (6.4) 0.27 (0.02)
  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 testosterone (T) affected body or adrenal weight in females, and all rats gained weight over the course of the experiment (*, vs baseline). As expected, gonadectomy (GDX) increased female body weight (+, vs sham). Data was presented as mean±SEM. Significance set at P < .05 (indicated by asterisk) for planned pairwise comparisons (Bonferroni). Refer to Additional file 5 for full statistical results