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Table 2 Data of the primary osteons’ vascular canals, Haversian canals and secondary osteons in adult male rabbits intramuscularly exposed to patulin at dose 10 μg/kg body weight two times per week for 28 days (E♂) and control rabbits (C♂)

From: Sex-related variations in bone microstructure of rabbits intramuscularly exposed to patulin

Measured structure Group N Area (μm2) Perimeter (μm) Max. diameter (μm) Min. diameter (μm)
Primary osteons’ vascular canals C♂ 124 320.76 ± 48.60 64.23 ± 4.87 11.13 ± 1.09 9.22 ± 1.02
E♂ 125 262.05 ± 58.01 58.01 ± 6.32 10.03 ± 1.43 8.34 ± 1.12
P value <0.05 <0.05 <0.05 <0.05
Haversian canals C♂ 85 388.51 ± 117.66 70.22 ± 10.84 12.14 ± 2.16 10.07 ± 1.69
E♂ 90 398.57 ± 130.97 70.87 ± 11.58 12.23 ± 2.18 10.21 ± 1.82
P value NS NS NS NS
Secondary osteons C♂ 85 8846.06 ± 3950.00 332.25 ± 84.17 58.98 ± 16.79 45.46 ± 11.05
E♂ 90 9627.27 ± 4356.66 345.41 ± 77.95 60.44 ± 14.31 48.54 ± 11.71
P value NS NS NS NS
  1. N number of measured structures, NS non-significant differences