Favorite Datasets from Early Phases of Drug Research

Organ Weight Study in Rats

Part 3 - Table 1


Forty five male and 45 female rats were assigned randomly to treatment with either 0, 0.00625, or 0.01250 mg/kg of an investigational drug (15 rats of each sex/treatment group). Intravenous dosing by trial injection was performed once daily for a period of five consecutive weeks. At sacrifice, total body weight was recorded, and during the necropsy, the weights of several organs including the brain and the thymus were also recorded.

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Part 3 - Table 1
Organ Weight Study in Rats
Dose Animal
Sex Organ (mg/kg) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
M Body 0 331 361 380 371 378 381 355 296 341 382 404 378 361 367 343
Weight 0.00625 311 360 375 366 317 358 352 364 338 362 422 345 304 371 404
(gm) 0.01250 361 322 293 372 360 385 319 384 350 335 374 284 306 372 432
Brain 0 1.86 1.91 2.03 1.92 2.06 1.88 2.02 1.98 1.97 1.99 2.00 2.06 2.00 1.97 1.92
(gm) 0.00625 1.82 1.89 1.93 1.98 1.89 1.82 1.96 1.91 1.90 1.97 2.13 2.05 2.05 1.98 1.88
0.01250 2.10 2.01 1.96 1.94 1.96 1.93 1.95 1.95 2.01 1.96 2.02 1.81 1.94 2.02 1.98
Thymus 0 0.49 0.66 0.86 0.61 0.51 0.43 0.57 0.44 0.40 0.74 0.56 0.46 0.40 0.44 0.47
(gm) 0.00625 0.56 0.68 0.44 0.41 0.43 0.47 0.73 0.57 0.44 0.49 0.73 0.61 0.40 0.63 0.64
0.01250 0.70 0.39 0.40 0.69 0.57 0.69 0.48 0.86 0.66 0.55 0.37 0.55 0.38 0.63 0.86
F Body 0 214 218 222 215 238 224 212 237 215 271 196 181 229 231 255
Weight 0.00625 228 209 242 228 200 219 228 197 208 198 199 190 233 199 205
(gm) 0.01250 NM 198 171 222 133 182 211 207 184 215 188 186 226 223 242
Brain 0 1.85 1.93 1.94 1.73 1.83 2.07 1.90 1.91 1.73 1.99 1.80 1.81 1.83 2.01 1.89
(gm) 0.00625 1.93 1.83 1.94 1.74 1.76 1.81 1.81 1.85 1.71 1.73 1.79 1.80 1.94 1.89 1.89
0.01250 1.72 1.76 1.72 1.70 1.87 1.72 1.88 1.98 1.83 1.82 1.67 1.85 1.82 1.92 1.75
Thymus 0 0.44 0.50 0.59 0.49 0.71 0.56 0.50 0.77 0.50 0.60 0.44 0.46 0.52 0.64 0.67
(gm) 0.00625 0.54 0.36 0.45 0.48 0.37 0.36 0.40 0.42 0.50 0.32 0.38 0.48 0.49 0.29 0.44
0.01250 0.38 0.40 0.29 0.54 0.48 0.36 0.57 0.29 0.30 0.44 0.26 0.45 0.42 0.52 0.66

NM - Not Measured


Source:

Bradstreet, T.E. (1994) "Favorite Data Sets from Early Phases of Drug Research - Part 3." Proceedings of the Section on Statistical Education of the American Statistical Association.

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