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Table 2 Elevated plus-maze activity in alcohol-drinking male and female rats at day 17 after exposure to predator odor (PO) stress

From: Sex differences in traumatic stress reactivity in rats with and without a history of alcohol drinking

 MalesFemales*
ControlPO stressControlPO stress
% time open arms12.5 ± 6.913.9 ± 3.122.0 ± 6.239.2 ± 5.7
% entries open arms17.5 ± 8.421.0 ± 4.431.1 ± 6.738.3 ± 1.7
Closed arms entries10.0 ± 1.110.9 ± 0.812.5 ± 1.512.6 ± 0.7
  1. Data presented as mean ± SEM. Regardless of stress condition, females spent more time in the open arms and made more entries into the open and closed arms of the EPM relative to males
  2. *P < .05