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regimen

[rej-uh-muh n, -men, rezh-] /ˈrɛdʒ ə mən, -ˌmɛn, ˈrɛʒ-/
noun
1.
Medicine/Medical. a regulated course, as of diet, exercise, or manner of living, intended to preserve or restore health or to attain some result.
2.
regime (defs 1, 2).
3.
Grammar, government (def 9).
Origin of regimen
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin: rule, government, guidance, equivalent to reg(ere) to rule + -i- -i- + -men, noun suffix of result
Can be confused
regime, regimen, regiment.
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regimen

/ˈrɛdʒɪˌmɛn/
noun
1.
Also called regime. a systematic way of life or course of therapy, often including exercise and a recommended diet
2.
administration or rule
Word Origin
C14: from Latin: guidance
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Word Origin and History for regimen
n.

c.1400, medical, "course of diet, exercise, etc. for sake of health;" mid-15c., "act of governing," from Old French regimen (14c.), from Latin regimen "rule, guidance, government, means of guidance, rudder," from regere "to rule" (see regal).

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regimen in Medicine

regimen reg·i·men (rěj'ə-mən, -měn')
n.

  1. A regulated system, as of diet, therapy, or exercise, intended to promote health or achieve another beneficial effect.

  2. A course of intense physical training.

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