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Table 2 the statistical analysis of the morphometric data obtained by the image analysis

From: Effects of chronic estradiol treatment on the thyroid gland structure and function of ovariectomized rats

Mean ± SD Group 1 (sham operated) Group 2 (ovariectomized) Group 3 (estradiol treated)
Epithelial height 9.05 ± 0.83 7.577 ± 0.9* 11.306 ± 0.83*#
Follicular area 3104.15 ± 216 4485.01 ± 577* 1841.78 ± 146*#
Colloidal area % 18.158 ± 1.34 23.958 ± 1.53* 8.16 ± 0.71*#
Connective tissue area % 1.36544 ± 1.24# 4.72668 ± 0.43* 1.3625 ± 0.19#
  1. Marked differences * are significant at p < .05 compared to Group 1 (sham operated)
  2. Marked differences # are significant at p < .05 compared to Group 2 (ovariectomized)