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Table 3 Effect of cimetidine on the organ indexes of n-γ LDR rats (mg/g, x ± s, n = 10)

From: Radioprotective effects of cimetidine on rats irradiated by long-term, low-dose-rate neutrons and 60Co γ-rays

Group Spleen index Thymus index Testicle index Liver index Intestinal tract index
Normal control group 2.16 ± 0.21 1.75 ± 0.14 8.20 ± 0.83 33.75 ± 4.01 0.38 ± 0.03
Radiation model group 1.74 ± 0.22(2) 1.41 ± 0.26(1) 7.44 ± 0.46(1) 32.81 ± 1.63 0.37 ± 0.03
20 mg/(kg · d) cimetidine group 2.02 ± 0.23(4) 1.69 ± 0.29(3) 7.88 ± 0.58 32.03 ± 1.24 0.38 ± 0.02
80 mg/(kg · d) cimetidine group 1.89 ± 0.21(1) 1.64 ± 0.31 7.60 ± 0.61 31.63 ± 2.15 0.38 ± 0.02
160 mg/(kg · d) cimetidine group 1.91 ± 0.14(2)(3) 1.63 ± 0.29 7.94 ± 0.49(3) 34.34 ± 3.25 0.39 ± 0.03
  1. (1) P < 0.05, (2) P < 0.01 compared with the normal control group; (3) P < 0.05, (4) P < 0.01 compared with the radiation model group