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Table 2 Means and standard deviations for oxytocin (OT) (pg/ml), cortisol (ng/ml), and arginine vasopressin (AVP) (pg/ml)

From: Comparing oxytocin and cortisol regulation in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, hydrocortisone challenge pilot study in children with autism and typical development

Measure
Oxytocin TD mean TD SD ASD mean ASD SD
 OT pre-HCORT 2009.92 813.83 2340.36 1145.38
 OT post-HCORT 2148.55 777.79 2140.67 951.47
 OT pre-PLACEBO 2566.98 921.75 2199.97 822.24
 OT post-PLACEBO 2089.01 670.12 2074.19 886.10
Cortisol-P plasma     
 Cortisol-P pre-HCORT 0.91 0.30 0.93 0.16
 Cortisol-P post-HCORT 1.53 0.44 1.68 0.19
 Cortisol-P pre-PLACEBO 0.85 0.13 0.95 0.11
 Cortisol-P post-PLACEBO 0.75 0.19 0.91 0.14
Cortisol-S saliva     
 Cortisol-S pre-HCORT 0.91 0.30 0.93 0.16
 Cortisol-S post-HCORT 1.54 0.44 1.68 0.19
 Cortisol-S pre-PLACEBO 0.85 0.13 0.95 0.11
 Cortisol-S post-PLACEBO 0.75 0.19 0.91 0.14
Arginine vasopressin AVP     
 AVP pre-HCORT 1.94 0.26 2.16 0.28
 AVP post-HCORT 2.05 0.27 2.12 0.19
 AVP pre-PLACEBO 1.98 0.24 2.23 0.28
 AVP post-PLACEBO 2.11 0.37 2.14 0.32