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attending

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adjective at·tend·ing \ə-ˈten-diŋ\

Definition of attending

  1. :  serving as a physician on the staff of a teaching hospital an attending surgeon

Examples of attending in a Sentence

  1. a surprise arrest of the operator of an illegal gambling joint and all attending employees

  2. dislikes flying and all of its attending inconveniences

First Known Use of attending

1904


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attending

noun at·tend·ing

Definition of attending

  1. :  an attending physician or surgeon

First Known Use of attending

1906


ATTENDING Defined for English Language Learners

attending

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adjective

Definition of attending for English Language Learners

  • : serving as a doctor on the staff of a hospital who regularly visits and treats patients and is in charge of other staff members


Medical Dictionary

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attending

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adjective at·tend·ing \ə-ˈtend-iŋ\

Medical Definition of attending

  1. :  serving as a physician or surgeon on the staff of a hospital or similar health-care facility and having primary responsibility over the treatment of a patient and often supervising treatment given by interns, residents, and fellows The attending staff is also expected to teach and mentor the residents during their training.—Geogy Thomas, The Los Angeles Times, 23 May 1999 If such a patient lacks a reasonably available surrogate, an attending physician may issue a do-not-resuscitate order with judicial approval or with the written concurrence of another physician …—Lawrence O. Gostin, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 6 Apr. 1994


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attending

noun at·tend·ing

Medical Definition of attending

  1. :  an attending physician or surgeon Being the attending on a teaching service nowadays requires visiting once or twice daily, being present for procedures, and documenting everything.—Abraham Verghese, The New England Journal of Medicine, 25 Dec. 2008 In the hospital, he had been cared for by a full team of cardiologists, ranging from fellows in specialty training to attendings who had practiced for decades.—Atul Gawande, The New Yorker, 28 Jan. 2002



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