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Table 2 Changes (mean ± SE) in placental weight, fetal length, weight, and number of fetuses maternally treated with low and high doses of progesterone treatment groups

From: Prenatal exposure to exogenous progesterone adversely affects fetal development in Albino rats

  Control Treated
Low dose, 1.8 mg/200 g bw High dose, 3.6 mg/200 g bw
Placental weight (g) 0.57 ±0.01 0.54 ± 0.01 0.56 ± 0.01
Fetal CVL (cm) 3.60 ± 0.01a 3.50 ± 0.01b 3.47 ± 0.01b
Fetus weight (g) 3.56 ± 0.03a 3.53 ± 0.03a 3.21 ± 0.05b
No. of litters/dams 6.73±0.02 6.84±0.02 6.63±0.02
ALP (unit/g) 262.00±19.90a 185.10±9.90b 135.40±5.70b
  1. Superscript letters “a” and “b” represent a significant difference (P < 0.05) between the control and treatment groups