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Figure 3: Changes after anterior bite plate insertion in rats. (a) Body weight trend. (b) Fungiform papillae numbers after anterior bite plate insertion. (c-f) Circumvallate papilla width, trench depth, and keratinized epithelium thickness (c), trench and taste bud areas (d), taste bud area to trench area ratios (e), taste bud numbers per trench (f). *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, NS: Not significant

Figure 3: Changes after anterior bite plate insertion in rats. (a) Body weight trend. (b) Fungiform papillae numbers after anterior bite plate insertion. (c-f) Circumvallate papilla width, trench depth, and keratinized epithelium thickness (c), trench and taste bud areas (d), taste bud area to trench area ratios (e), taste bud numbers per trench (f). *<i>P</i> < 0.05, **<i>P</i> < 0.01, NS: Not significant