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From: Systemic osteoprotective effects of Epimedii Folium and Ligustri Lucidi Fructus in senile osteoporosis rats by promoting the osteoblastogenesis and osteoclastogenesis based on MLP-ANN model

Fig. 2

Effects of EF&LLF on bone mass and bone quality. a, b Bone weights were calculated, including the ratio of dry weight, wet weight and ash weight to bone volume and the ratio of ash weight to dry weight. c BMD was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. d, e Bone biomechanical properties, including ultimate deflection and maximal load, were measured by three-point bending test. fk Parameters of trabecular bone micro-architecture by mCT, including BV/TV (Bone Volume/Total Volume), BS/BV (Bone Surface/Bone Volume), Tb.Th (trabecular thickness), Tb.Sp (trabecular separation), Tb.N (trabecular number) and CWT (cortical wall thickness). l 3D images of trabecular bone micro-architecture by mCT. Mean ± SEM, n = 6. *P < 0.05 and **P < 0.01 vs. 6 m; P < 0.05 and P < 0.01 vs. 17 m; P < 0.05 and ▲▲P < 0.01 vs. EF&LLF

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