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Table 4 Moving behaviour of maternal rats in open field test

From: Pre-gestational stress reduces the ratio of 5-HIAA to 5-HT and the expression of 5-HT1A receptor and serotonin transporter in the brain of foetal rat

Groups n Time Total path (cm) Central path (cm) Peripheral path (cm)
Control 8 W0 2925.4 ± 254.1 293.3 ± 84.3 2632.1 ± 182.
    (2713.0~3137.8) (222.8~363.8) (222.6~336.6)
   W3 2861.1 ± 283.8 279.6 ± 68.2 2581.5 ± 233.2
    (2623.9~3098.3) (2479.3~2784.9) (2386.6~2776.4)
CUS 12 W0 2904 ± 199.2 260.4 ± 45.0 2643.6 ± 210.7
    (2777.4~3030.6) (231.8~289.0) (2509.8~2777.4)
   W3 1489.3 ± 302.8** 107.5 ± 49.9** 1381.8 ± 483.4**
    (1296.9~1681.7) (75.7~139.1) (1074.8~1688.8)
  1. Data are mean ± S.D. before (W0) and after (W3) CUS procedure. Data in bracket are 95% confidence intervals for each relevant statistic. **:P < 0.01 compared with week 0 by the same group
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