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Brooklyn (medical term)

Brooklyn (pronounced brook-lin) is not a medical term, but it is often used in the medical field to refer to the Brooklyn Hospital Center, a major healthcare provider in Brooklyn, New York.


The term "Brooklyn" is derived from the Dutch town of Breukelen. It was named after the town in the Netherlands in the 17th century by Dutch settlers. The term has no known medical etymology.

Related Terms

  • Brooklyn Hospital Center: A major healthcare provider in Brooklyn, New York. It offers a wide range of medical services, including emergency care, surgery, and specialized treatments.
  • Brooklyn Medical School: Refers to the medical schools located in Brooklyn, such as the SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.
  • Brooklyn Health Disparities Center: An organization dedicated to reducing health disparities in Brooklyn through research, education, and community outreach.
  • Brooklyn Medical Society: A professional organization for physicians in Brooklyn.


The term "Brooklyn" is pronounced as /ˈbrʊklɪn/.

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