Describe the endocrine system.
The endocrine system functions closely with the nervous system. It consists of the pituitary gland, pineal gland, pancreas, testes or ovaries, adreneal glands, thyroid gland, and parathyroid gland. Other organs that may be associated are the heart, kidneys, and intestines.
*The endocrine system exert its effects through the release of hormones.*