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Table 3 Data of the primary osteons’ vascular canals, Haversian canals and secondary osteons in adult female rabbits intramuscularly exposed to patulin at dose 10 μg/kg body weight two times per week for 28 days (E♀) and the 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 163 290.11 ± 85.10 61.75 ± 9.68 11.06 ± 2.27 8.33 ± 1.35
E 163 281.05 ± 71.06 61.10 ± 9.50 10.87 ± 2.45 8.30 ± 1.21
P value NS NS NS NS
Haversian canals C 120 410.43 ± 110.65 72.35 ± 9.97 12.55 ± 2.04 10.33 ± 1.56
E 107 411.23 ± 106.38 72.25 ± 9.73 12.49 ± 2.01 10.39 ± 1.36
P value NS NS NS NS
Secondary osteons C 120 7780.39 ± 2720.53 313.95 ± 52.25 54.79 ± 9.47 44.23 ± 9.03
E 107 7495.80 ± 2585.41 311.99 ± 56.59 56.71 ± 11.36 41.04 ± 7.86
P value NS NS NS P < 0.05
  1. N number of measured structures, NS non-significant differences