Table 1: Variation in body weight, tissue weight, and testes-body weight ratio of mice after exposure to 7.5 Gy gamma radiation with (experimental) or without (irradiated control) TCE. The values represent mean ± S.E. The statistical significance was obtained between normal versus irradiated control and irradiated control versus experimental (   * =  .05, ** =  .01, *** =  .001).

Parameter GroupPosttreatment autopsy intervals
0 hrs12 hrs24 hrs3 days7 days15 days30 days

Body weight (g)I
II
III * * ** N.S.
IV *

Tissue weight (g)I
II
III * ** ** N.S.
IV

Weight IndexI
II
III N. S.
IV

N.S.: Not survival, Group I: Normal/Sham-irradiated, Group II: Negative control, Group III: Irradiated Control, Group IV: Experimental.