Medical Dictionary

patient

noun pa·tient \ˈpā-shənt\

Medical Definition of PATIENT

1
:  a sick individual especially when awaiting or under the care and treatment of a physician or surgeon <the hospital is equipped to handle 500 patients>
2
:  a client for medical service (as of a physician or dentist) <a good practice with a large number of patients>

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