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Table 1 Comparison of serum hormone levels among Group B’, C’, and D’ a

From: Polycystic ovary syndrome resembling histopathological alterations in ovaries from prenatal androgenized female rats

Group N Testosterone (ng/ml) Estradiol (pg/ml)
Group B' 35 3.84 ± 0.63b 50.11 ± 7.98d
Group C' 39 9.07 ± 1.42c 30.67 ± 6.89ef
Group D' 42 2.59 ± 0.42 39.56 ± 3.75
  1. a: Group B’: female offspring of rats injected with DHEAS (60 mg/kg/d) during the first half pregnancy. Group C’: female offspring of rats injected with DHEAS (60 mg/kg/d) during the second half pregnancy. Group D’ (control): female offspring of rats injected with oil only.
  2. b: P < 0.01 compared to Group D'.
  3. c: P < 0.01 compared to Group B' or Group D'.
  4. d: P < 0.01 compared to Group D'.
  5. e: P < 0.05 compared to Group D'.
  6. f: P < 0.01 compared to Group B'.