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Table 1 Anthropometric and blood gas data

From: Prevention of hyperoxia-induced bronchial hyperreactivity by sildenafil and vasoactive intestinal peptide: impact of preserved lung function and structure

  Group C Group HC Group HS Group HV
BW (g) 102.9 ± 14.5 96.5 ± 6.6 87 ± 5.9 * 98.3 ± 8.9
pH 7.43 ± 0.07 7.39 ± 0.09 7.44 ± 0.1 7.41 ± 0.11
PCO 2 (Kpa) 5.09 ± 0.8 5.97 ± 1.2 * 5.12 ± 1.7 5.06 ± 1.58
HCO 3 (meq/l) 24.2 ± 1.8 30.5 ± 4.2 * 28.3 ± 6.5 23.1 ± 2.29
  1. Mean ± SD of the body weight (BW), pH, partial pressure of CO2 and the bicarbonate level (HCO3) in the arterial blood sample obtained at the beginning of the experiment (day 4). *: p < 0.05 vs. Group C.