Definition of regimen in US English:

regimen

noun

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

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

/ˈrejəmən//ˈrɛdʒəmən/