Effect of rhEPO on body and brain weight loss induced by inflammatory pain. Rats that received formalin injections during infancy underwent body and brain weight loss when growing up to juvenile age. A and B: Measurements of body and brain weights respectively in 21-day old rats subjected to 3 injections of saline, formalin or formalin plus rhEPO in infancy. Co-injecting rhEPO improved brain and body weights in these developing animals. N = 8 in each group; *. p < 0.05 compared to saline group; #. p < 0.05 compared to formalin group.
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