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Table 2 ACh-induced relaxations in the aorta and carotid arteries of the rats in the acupuncture and control groups

From: Attenuation of blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive rats by acupuncture was associated with reduction oxidative stress and improvement from endothelial dysfunction

  pD2 Emax (%)
ACh relaxation of aortas
 WKY control 7.63 ± 0.22 81.3 ± 7.9
 SHR control 7.27 ± 0.61 38.5 ± 9.5
 Sham-acupuncture 7.36 ± 0.37 42.5 ± 9.1
 Acupuncture 7.55 ± 0.83 54.3 ± 10.1*,#
ACh relaxation of carotid arteries
 WKY control 7.54 ± 0.29 76.7 ± 5.2
 SHR control 7.04 ± 0.68 31.8 ± 7.3
 Sham-acupuncture 7.00 ± 0.44 35.2 ± 4.3
 Acupuncture 7.16 ± 0.54 48.9 ± 9.6*
  1. Data were expressed as means ± SD. (*,# refer to Fig. 2)