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Figure 4: Effect of RE and metoprolol on improvements in vascular function. (a) Endothelium-dependent relaxation to ACh (10−8–10−4 M). (b) Endothelium-independent relaxation to SNP (10−9–10−5M). Values are expressed as the mean ± standard deviation (n = 6–8). #P < 0.05, ##P < 0.01 versus normal control group; *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 versus modal control group. ACh: Acetylcholine; SNP: Nitroprusside; RE: Paeoniflorin enriched extract from Radix Paeoniae alba; NC: Normal control; MC: Model control; MP-H: Metoprolol high dose (20 mg/kg, p.o.); MP-L: Metoprolol low dose (6 mg/kg, p.o.); RE-H: RE high dose (90 mg/kg, p. o.); RE-L: RE low dose (30 mg/kg, p.o.); MP + RE: MP combined with RE (6 mg/kg + 30 mg/kg, p.o.)

Figure 4: Effect of RE and metoprolol on improvements in vascular function. (a) Endothelium-dependent relaxation to ACh (10<sup>−8</sup>–10<sup>−4</sup> M). (b) Endothelium-independent relaxation to SNP (10<sup>−9</sup>–10<sup>−5</sup>M). Values are expressed as the mean ± standard deviation (<i>n</i> = 6–8). <sup>#</sup><i>P</i> < 0.05, <sup>##</sup><i>P</i> < 0.01 versus normal control group; *<i>P</i> < 0.05, **<i>P</i> < 0.01 versus modal control group. ACh: Acetylcholine; SNP: Nitroprusside; RE: Paeoniflorin enriched extract from Radix <i>Paeoniae alba</i>; NC: Normal control; MC: Model control; MP-H: Metoprolol high dose (20 mg/kg, p.o.); MP-L: Metoprolol low dose (6 mg/kg, p.o.); RE-H: RE high dose (90 mg/kg, p. o.); RE-L: RE low dose (30 mg/kg, p.o.); MP + RE: MP combined with RE (6 mg/kg + 30 mg/kg, p.o.)