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Table 2 Baseline blood glucose and insulin values of the different experimental groups

From: Cardioprotective efficacy depends critically on pharmacological dose, duration of ischaemia, health status of animals and choice of anaesthetic regimen: a case study with folic acid

  Pentobarbital Propofol/Fentanyl
Animals Glucose (mM) Insulin (ng/ml) Glucose (mM) Insulin (ng/ml)
Young (2–4 mo) 6.7 (0.1) 2.6 (0.2) 6.3 (0.2) 2.6 (0.4)
Old (>20 mo) 5.9 (0.3) 5.0 (0.9) 6.0 (0.3) 5.4 (0.9)
Zucker (3–4 mo) 7.8* (0.4) 22.9* (1.1) 7.1 (0.5) 19.8* (1.5)
  1. *< p <0.05 vs Young.