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The endocrine system consists of a series of glands that produce regulatory chemicals, which are known as hormones. The term endocrine means that these glands lack ducts, or exit passageways. They secrete their products directly into the cellular environment. The endocrine system includes these glands: pituitary, pineal, thymus, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreatic_islets, ovaries, and testes. We will review some, but not all, of these in our lab.

Colon (large intestine) Urinary bladder Urethra Ovary surrounded by uterine (Fallopian) tube Uterine horn Ovary surrounded by uterine (Fallopian) tube Uterine horn Colon (large intestine) Part of a kidney Ovary Uterine (Fallopian tube; oviduct) tube Suspensory ligament Uterine horn Uterine horn Uterus