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Figure 5: Effect of RE and metoprolol on the thoracic aorta pathomorphology. (a) Representative photomicrograph of thoracic aorta sections stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H and E, ×40). (b) Representative photomicrograph of thoracic aorta sections stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H and E, ×400). (c) The media thickness. (d) The inner diameter. (e) The media to lumen ratio. Values are expressed as the mean ± standard deviation (n = 8). #P < 0.05, ##P < 0.01 versus normal control group; *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 versus model control group. 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: Metoprolol combined with RE (6 mg/kg + 30 mg/kg, p.o.)

Figure 5: Effect of RE and metoprolol on the thoracic aorta pathomorphology. (a) Representative photomicrograph of thoracic aorta sections stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H and E, ×40). (b) Representative photomicrograph of thoracic aorta sections stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H and E, ×400). (c) The media thickness. (d) The inner diameter. (e) The media to lumen ratio. Values are expressed as the mean ± standard deviation (<i>n</i> = 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 model control group. 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: Metoprolol combined with RE (6 mg/kg + 30 mg/kg, p.o.)