BioMed Research International / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Mercury Disposition in Suckling Rats: Comparative Assessment Following Parenteral Exposure to Thiomersal and Mercuric Chloride

Table 1

Total mercury in whole blood, urine, liver, kidneys, small intestine, large intestine, and brain of the control pups.

MedianRange (min.–max. value)

Whole blood (μg/L)0.320.24–0.51
Urine (μg/L)0.190.1–0.74
Liver (ng/g)3.562.97–4.51
Kidneys (ng/g)10.16.04–12.37
Small intestine (ng/g)7.585.77–9.74
Large intestine (ng/g)14.210.26–15.43
Brain (ng/g)2.241.82–2.63

Total number of animals in the control group was 12, that is, 2 pups in each litter of the six litters in total.

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