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Gender Name Description
Adrenal glands Triangular-shaped glands located on top of the kidneys and producing hormones including adrenaline and the steroids aldosterone and cortisol.
Bartholin's glands Glands that produce a thick mucus that maintains moisture in the vulva area.
Breast The breast is one of two prominences found on the upper ventral region of the torso of humans.
Bulborethral gland Bulborethral gland is one of two small exocrine glands in the reproductive system of male.
Cervix The narrow inferior portion of the uterus that projects into the vagina.
Clitoris A small sensitive elongated erectile organ at the anterior part of the vulva in female mammals, homologous with the penis.
Ejaculatory duct Two hollow tubes which pass through the prostate, and open into the urethra and through which semen is ejaculated.
Endometrial glands Tube-like uterine glands, which are found in the functional layer of the uterine called endometrium.
Epididymis The epididymis is a tube that connects a testicle to a vas deferens in the male reproductive system.
Fallopian tubes Two very fine tubes that transport sperm toward the egg, and allow passage of the fertilized egg back to the uterus for implantation.
Follicle An ovarian structure with two major functions, namely, the production of hormones and growth of oocytes capable of being fertilized.
Hypothalamus A region of the forebrain that regulates body temperature, some metabolic processes and governs the autonomic nervous system.
Male urethra A tube that connects the urinary bladder to the urinary meatus for the removal of fluids from the body.
Myometrium The middle layer of the uterine wall, consisting of uterine smooth muscle cells.
Ovary The ovum-producing organs of the internal female reproductive system
Penis External male sex organ that additionally serves as the urinal duct.
Pituitary gland An endocrine gland, about the size of a pea, whose secretions control the other endocrine glands and influence growth, metabolism, and maturation.
Prostate A walnut-sized structure that is located below the urinary bladder in front of the rectum.
Rete testis A network of delicate tubules located in the hilum of the testicle, that carries sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the efferent ducts.
Scrotum Scrotum is an anatomical male reproductive structure that consists of a suspended sack of skin and smooth dual-chamber muscle located under the penis.
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