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Table 5 Data on secondary 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 66 10034.81 ± 3486.18 284.10 ± 53.22 134.01 ± 28.82 46.75 ± 9.75
2 87 8601.44 ± 2671.20 258.69 ± 42.36 118.15 ± 25.83 46.33 ± 8.57
3 105 9580.88 ± 3344.45 278.93 ± 55.20 132.83 ± 33.44 45.44 ± 8.50
Tukey's test* 1 vs .2 + 1 vs .2 + 1 vs .2 ++  
    2 vs .3+ 2 vs .3 ++  
  1. P < 0.05 (+), P < 0.01 (++)
  2. * Numbers (1-3) refer to group numbers
  3. Data on secondary 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.