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at·tend·ing

(ă-tend'ing),
In psychology, an aroused readiness to perceive, as in listening or looking; focusing of sense organs is sometimes involved.
[L. attendo, to bend to, notice]

attending

/at·tend·ing/ (ah-ten´ding)
2. being or pertaining to such a physician.

attending

(ə-tĕn′dĭng)
adj.
1. Being the principal physician supervising a patient's care.
2. Being a physician on the regular medical staff of a hospital.
n.
1. The principal physician supervising a patient's care.
2. A staff physician in a hospital.

attending

Etymology: L, attendo, to notice
(in psychology) pertaining to an enhanced readiness to perceive, with an adjustment of the brain and sense organs to focus on a situation.

attending physician

Medspeak-US
The physician who is on the medical staff of a hospital or healthcare facility, and legally responsible for the care given to a particular patient while in the hospital. A patient’s attending physician is also regarded as a person’s private physician, if that physician cares for the person on an individual and/or outpatient basis.
 
Terminal care
The physician (or designee) who is primarily responsible for the care and treatment of the individual upon whom a declaration of brain death is to be made.

at·tend·ing

(ă-tend'ing)
1. In psychology, an aroused readiness to perceive, as in listening or looking; focusing of sense organs is sometimes involved.
2. Colloquial for attending physician.
[L. attendo, to bend to, notice]
References in classic literature ?
Peter she called Pierre; Robert was Rubert {sic}; and her aunt's black footman Timothy, she had designated as Timotheus: but it was not usual for ladies to request gentlemen to perform menial offices--until, recollecting that Julia had expressed unusual solicitude concerning a dressing-box that contained Anna's letters, he at once supposed it was to that she wished him to attend.
There is a belfry-man whose sole duty is to attend to it; but this duty is the most perfect of sinecures -- for the clock of Vondervotteimittis was never yet known to have anything the matter with it.
But as it now began to strike, nobody had any time to attend to his manoeuvres, for they had all to count the strokes of the bell as it sounded.
Very soon after reaching London we were flooded with invitations to attend all manner of social functions, and a great many invitations came to me asking that I deliver public addresses.
Washington and I were invited to attend a reception given by the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland, at Stafford House--said to be the finest house in London; I may add that I believe the Duchess of Sutherland is said to be the most beautiful woman in England.
His health having been perfect during all that time, he had been unable to discern any validity in whatever may or might have been urged to lure him astray from his counter and it is related that once when he was summoned to the county seat as a witness in an important law case and did not attend, the lawyer who had the hardihood to move that he be "admonished" was solemnly informed that the Court regarded the proposal with "surprise.
I have seen it gravely remarked, that it was most fortunate that the strawberry began to vary just when gardeners began to attend closely to this plant.
Kayla Agurkis, daughter of Angela Dubovick and Jeff Agurkis, will attend Quinsigamond Community College, majoring in liberal arts.
These two generations were also a little less likely to attend a Catholic high school, although the difference between them and the two older generations is within the margin of error.
On the first day of classes all students agreed that they would be able to attend at least one of the help-sessions.
The exception that applies here states that a federal employee may generally attend an open house or reception and accept any gift of refreshments if the gathering is widely attended, and if the employee's supervisor determines that it is in the agency's interest that the employee attend.
As an adult, he said, ``I am not in church every Sunday morning, but I do attend.