Table 2: The pharmacokinetic parameters of salicylic acid for the rat brain. The control group (aspirin administration 30 mg/kg only); the acupuncture group (acupuncture stimulation 15 min before aspirin administration 30 mg/kg); the electro-acupuncture group (electro-acupuncture stimulation 15 min before aspirin administration 30 mg/kg).

ParameterAspirin (30 mg/kg)Aspirin (30 mg/kg) + acupunctureAspirin (30 mg/kg) + electro-acupuncture

(min)
AUC (min  g/mL)
Cl (mL/min/kg)
Vd (mL/kg)

Data expressed as mean ± S.E.M. ( ). : elimination half-life, AUC: area under the concentration-time curve, Cl: clearance, Vd: apparent volume of distribution.