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Table 3 Data on vascular canals of primary osteons

From: Effects of dietary supplementation of nickel and nickel-zinc on femoral bone structure in rabbits

Group No of sections Area (μm2) Perimeter (μm) Max. diameter
(μm)
Min. diameter
(μm)
1 196 190.93 ± 100.82 40.91 ± 9.83 18.59 ± 5.67 6.38 ± 1.86
2 222 253.74 ± 80.32 46.98 ± 7.27 21.27 ± 4.66 7.63 ± 1.84
3 204 235.24 ± 83.81 45.74 ± 8.09 20.98 ± 4.95 7.09 ± 1.67
Tukey's test* 1 vs .2 & 3 ++ 1 vs .2 & 3 ++ 1 vs .2 & 3 ++ 1 vs .2 & 3 ++
      2 vs .3 ++
  1. P < 0.01 (++)
  2. * Numbers (1-3) refer to group numbers
  3. Data on vascular canals of primary osteons in 3 groups of rabbits (n = 5 per group) receiving either 35 g NiCl2 per 100 kg of mixture (group 1), 35 g NiCl2 and 30 g ZnCl2 per 100 kg of mixture (group 2) or no additional Ni or Zn (group 3) for 90 days.