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Table 2 Effect of chronic exposure to two types of gasoline vapour on the content of monoamines (μg/g) in the hypothalamus of male rats

From: Impact of gasoline inhalation on some neurobehavioural characteristics of male rats

  Parameter
GROUP Norepinephrine Dopamine Serotonin
Control 0.115 ± 0.031 2.68 ± 0.27 0.822 ± 0.047
Leaded gasoline 0.11 ± 0.013 1.136 ± 0.29 a*** 0.50 ± 0.075 a***
Unleaded gasoline 0.076 ± 0.0038 a** b** 1.61 ± 0.28 a*** b* 0.49 ± 0.13 a***
  1. Values are expressed as means ± SD
  2. a: significantly different from the control group.
  3. b: significantly different from the leaded gasoline.
  4. Asterisks indicate the level of significance (* P < 0.05; ** P 0.01; *** P < 0.001.)
  5. The number of animals in each experimental group was 6