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Table 6 Number of ovarian follicles in rats exposed to Fe3O4 NPs

From: Assessment of nano-iron particles impact on the reproductive health of female Wistar rats

Parameter Control Low High F value
No. of preantral follicles 1.8 ± 0.16 0.50 ± 0.22a 0.30 ± 0.21a 16.5
No. of antral follicles 1.8 ± 0.16 0.83 ± 0.16a 0.83 ± 0.16a 12
No. of Graafian follicles 2 ± 0.00 1.1 ± 0.16a 0.5 ± 0.22ab 21.78
No. of atretic follicles 0.5 ± 0.22 1.6 ± 0.33a 1.8 ± 0.16a 4.3
No. of corpus lutea 1.1 ± 0.16 1.1 ± 0.30 1.0 ± 0.44 0.086
  1. The data are expressed as mean ± standard error of the mean
  2. aP < 0.05 as compared with control
  3. bP < 0.05 between treated groups