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Table 5 Descriptive statistics and results of Mann–Whitney U test for comparison between pain scores in the two groups using sound, eye, and motor pain rating scale

From: Biological evaluation of the efficacy of two different anesthetic solutions in pain control during extraction of mandibular second primary molars

  Alexadricaine (n = 25) Mepecaine-L (n = 25) P value Effect size (d)
Median (range) Mean (SD) Median (range) Mean (SD)
Sound 2 (1–4) 1.88 (0.88) 3 (1–4) 2.48 (0.92) 0.023* 0.646
Eye 1 (1–4) 1.64 (0.81) 3 (1–4) 2.56 (0.96) 0.001* 1.008
Motor 2 (1–4) 1.72 (0.79) 3 (1–4) 2.72 (1.02) 0.001* 1.047
Total score 4 (3–12) 5.24 (2.26) 8 (4–12) 7.76 (2.65) 0.001* 1.071
  1. *Significant at P ≤ 0.05