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Table 1 Organ weights (mg) in unstressed and stressed mice. Values shown are means ± SEMs for 10–15 mice. Stressing was by immobilization for 5 h per day for 14 consecutive days. Asterisks indicate a statistically significant difference (***P ≤ 0.001) between the two groups.

From: Alterations induced by chronic stress in lymphocyte subsets of blood and primary and secondary immune organs of mice

  Unstressed mice Stressed mice Fold decrease
Thymus 68.7 ± 4.3 33.3 ± 2.4*** 0.5
Spleen 74.5 ± 6.2 38.5 ± 1.8*** 0.5
Lymph nodes 43.7 ± 2.3 19.1 ± 1.0*** 0.4