Groups

Treatment & Doses

Liver

Adrenal

Group I

Untreated control

3.84 + 0.03

3.37 + 0.04

Group II

0.5 ppm NaF – 15 days

3.89 + 0.07

3.33 + 0.02

Group III

200 ppm NaF – 15 days

3.05 + 0.05*

3.34 + 0.05

Group IV

200 ppm NaF – 15 days and 10 mg ascorbate 15 days

3.09 + 0.05*

3.35 + 0.02

Group V

500 ppm NaF- 15 days and 10 mg ascorbate 15 days

Mortality

Mortality

Groups VI, V, IV, III and II were compared with group I (n=10) Values are represented as mean + SE; *P<0.05; **P<0.001; ANOVA
Table 2: Effect of sodium fluoride administration on ascorbate content (mg/g) of liver and adrenal.