Table 2.

Latency of response (in seconds) to each visceral stimulus in each estrous stage

Estrous stageCervix pressureVaginal distentionUterine distentionColon distention
D16.7  ± 3.113.1  ± 4.1*13.1  ± 2.59.0  ± 3.7
P14.0  ± 3.23.2  ± 1.77.8  ± 2.66.1  ± 1.8
E3.5  ± 2.3*3.7  ± 1.616.5  ± 6.012.2  ± 6.6
M3.4  ± 1.9*7.1  ± 3.79.8  ± 3.13.2  ± 1.4
  • * p ≤ 0.05, significantly different from P. Data are represented as mean ± SEM.