Table 1.

Body weight, weight of small intestine, and weight of large intestine in female Dark Agouti rat treated with fractionated radiation at respective kill day

Treatment groupBody weight (g)Small intestine (g)Large intestine (g)
Week 1152.4 ± 4.3*4.4 ± 0.31.2 ± 0.0
Week 2158.9 ± 8.5*5.1 ± 0.31.37 ± 0.3
Week 3171.6 ± 3.1*4.7 ± 0.21.37 ± 0.2
Week 4168.8 ± 2.8*5.3 ± 0.01.55 ± 0.2
Week 5175.5 ± 12.8*5.1 ± 0.31.45 ± 0.1
Week 6170.9 ± 6.2*4.7 ± 0.21.50 ± 0.4
Untreated controls195.1 ± 5.6*4.9 ± 0.71.42 ± 0.1
  • NOTE: Data are given as mean ± SD (g). Weights of irradiated rats were significantly less compared with the weights of the untreated controls. There was no significant difference in small and large intestine weights.

  • * Weeks 1 to 3, P < 0.001; week 4, P < 0.0018; week 5, P < 0.027; week 6, P < 0.0013.