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Table 2 Median and first to third quartile of all hormone levels for free-ranging porpoises, porpoises in rehabilitation and in human care (unit for cortisol: ng/ml; for all other hormones: ng/l)

From: Evaluation of immune and stress status in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena): can hormones and mRNA expression levels serve as indicators to assess stress?

  Free-ranging Rehabilitation Human care
  n median 1. - 3. quartile n median 1. - 3. quartile n median 1. - 3. quartile
adrenaline 15 189 126.5-280.5 15 100 82.15-142 11 86.2 58.85-103.24
noradrenaline 15 3068 1970.5-4372 15 1158 993-3040 11 859.25 581.5-1837.5
dopamine 15 294 180.5-448.5 15 61 38.1-465 11 180 150.5-262.7
metanephrine 9 486.6 439.3-589 14 193 109-285.5 2 90 82-98
normetanephrine 9 938.4 676-1107 14 499,5 482.5-611 2 370.5 370.5-422
ACTH 14 283.1 119.8-449.8 9 29,2 20.4-38.4 9 40.4 39.5-58.3
cortisol 14 173.7 120.9-231.4 17 40 27.6-59.9 15 24.3 21.25-31.5
  1. n = number of samples.