Definition of regimen in English:

regimen

noun

  • 1A prescribed course of medical treatment, diet, or exercise for the promotion or restoration of health.

    ‘a regimen of one or two injections per day’
    • ‘The authors concluded that no significant difference in adverse events was evident among the various treatment regimens.’
    • ‘Continuous combined hormone replacement therapy regimens are safe and effective in the short term treatment of postmenopausal women’
    • ‘The physician needs to consider a number of factors in choosing a treatment regimen for the patient with acne.’
    • ‘The CDC provided two treatment regimens for extended protection against anthrax.’
    • ‘Health officials have announced that they will re-evaluate the treatment regimen of ribavirin and steroids.’
    • ‘To date, long-term medical therapies and regimens have not been effective in treating morbid obesity.’
    • ‘Not all patients will be able to achieve the goal of durable viral suppression, and treatment regimens need to be individualized.’
    • ‘The mainstay of initial treatment is a structured regimen of physical therapy.’
    • ‘All treatment regimens were generally well tolerated.’
    • ‘Treatments included standard regimens of whole brain radiation and/or chemotherapy.’
    • ‘Our secondary hypothesis was that relapse rates would be same in the two treatment regimens.’
    • ‘They may try to hide their symptoms and not stick to treatment regimens.’
    • ‘The same trials also revealed that 96 percent of women on the regimen would recommend its use to others.’
    • ‘We also determined the costs of these treatment regimens to the NHS.’
    • ‘HRT therapy is one of the most commonly prescribed drug regimens for postmenopausal women in the United States.’
    • ‘Many clinicians have tailored patient treatment regimens through hemodynamic monitoring.’
    • ‘This includes dieting, exercise regimens, psychotherapy, or prescription medications.’
    • ‘Trials of anti-inflammatory treatment regimens for sepsis have had few successes.’
    • ‘However, the ideal regimen and duration of treatment have not yet been resolved.’
    • ‘Treatment with standard regimens is highly effective even in this immunocompromised population.’
    plan, plan of action, course of action, method of working, mo, line of action, process, procedure, practice, approach, technique, style, manner, way, means, mode of behaviour, mode of conduct, methodology, system, policy, strategy, programme, formula
    programme, series, sequence, system, schedule
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  • 2archaic A system of government.

    system, arrangement, scheme, code
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Origin

Late Middle English (denoting the action of governing): from Latin, from regere ‘to rule’.

Pronunciation

regimen

/ˈrɛdʒɪmən/