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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]
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