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Table 3 The SNP-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

Treatment pD2 Emax (%)
SNP relaxation of aortas
 WKY control 7.47 ± 0.26 98.0 ± 19.8
 SHR control 7.56 ± 0.18 97.7 ± 11.4
 Sham-acupuncture 7.52 ± 0.26 93.3 ± 17.8
 Acupuncture 7.51 ± 0.27 101.6 ± 23.1
SNP relaxation of carotid arteries
 WKY control 7.38 ± 0.07 100.3 ± 5.3
 SHR control 7.48 ± 0.18 100.4 ± 16.1
 Sham-acupuncture 7.63 ± 0.15 97.6 ± 8.8
 Acupuncture 7.55 ± 0.15 101.8 ± 9.8
  1. Data were expressed as means ± SD