regimen

[rej-uh-muhn, -men, rezh-]
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:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: rule, government, guidance, equivalent to reg(ere) to rule + -i- -i- + -men, noun suffix of result

regime, regimen, regiment.
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regimen (ˈrɛdʒɪˌmɛn)
 
n
1.  Also called: regime a systematic way of life or course of therapy, often including exercise and a recommended diet
2.  administration or rule
 
[C14: from Latin: guidance]

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regimen
mid-15c., "act of governing," from O.Fr. regimen (14c.), from L. regimen "rule, guidance, government," from regere "to rule" (see regal). Medical sense of "course of diet, exercise, etc. for sake of health" first recorded late 15c.
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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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Example sentences
Dancers on this pointe regimen developed characteristically long, lean leg
  muscles.
In the end, nothing builds a true command of language faster than this kind of
  regimen.
But, once you've put the regimen for waterboarding and other techniques in
  place, you use it much more indiscriminately.
But they seem to have better planning information available for the low sodium
  regimen.
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