1. [syn: regimen, regime]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Regimen \Reg"i*men\ (r?j"?*m?n), n. [L. regimen, -inis, fr.
regere to guide, to rule. See Right, and cf. Regal,
1. Orderly government; system of order; adminisration.
2. Any regulation or remedy which is intended to produce
beneficial effects by gradual operation; esp. (Med.), a
systematic course of diet, etc., pursed with a view to
improving or preserving the health, or for the purpose of
attaining some particular effect, as a reduction of flesh;
-- sometimes used synonymously with hygiene.
(a) A syntactical relation between words, as when one
depends on another and is regulated by it in respect
to case or mood; government.
(b) The word or words governed.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including
diet) [syn: regimen, regime]