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International Journal of Phytomedicine and Phytotherapy

Table 1 Cell morphometric parameters of nasal mucosal epithelium in control (CON), acute rhinitis (AR) and acute rhinitis plus Sinupret treatment (AR + SIN) groups at day 3 and day 14 post challenge

From: Sinupret® oral drops protect against respiratory epithelium atrophy in experimental acute rhinitis

Day Experimental group Height of olfactory epithelium [μm] Cross-sectional area of ciliated cell nuclei [μm2] Cross-sectional area of goblet cells [μm2]
Day 3 Control 40,11 ± 1,99 24,60 ± 1,32 126,52 ± 13,00
Acute rhinitis 27,59 ± 1,13* 17,45 ± 0,75* 138,28 ± 20,34
Acute rhinitis + Sinupret 35,84 ± 1,60# 18,68 ± 0,85* 164,36 ± 13,70
Day 14 Control 40,08 ± 1,87 26,49 ± 1,07 130,50 ± 11,51
Acute rhinitis 28,82 ± 0,95* 21,66 ± 0,99* 175,26 ± 12,42*
Acute rhinitis + Sinupret 34,77 ± 2,07 23,79 ± 1,13 174,30 ± 13,05*
  1. Data are presented as means ± SEM from n = 10 animals/group
  2. *р < 0,05 vs. control; # р < 0,05 vs. AR, Student´s t-test