Table 1: Distribution of experimental rats to different treatments.

GroupTreatmentDoseMode of administration

ControlNormal salineIntraperitoneal
FSodium fluoride + normal saline150 ppm Drinking water, intraperitoneal
F + BEPSodium fluoride + buffalo epiphyseal proteins (BEP)150 ppm + 100  g/kg BWDrinking water, intraperitoneal
F + MELSodium fluoride + melatonin (MEL)150 ppm + 10 mg/kg BWDrinking water, intraperitoneal