WHEN I USE A WORD..BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7058.673a (Published 14 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:673
- Jeff Aronson
Regime, regimen, regiment This is very confusing.
Regere is the Latin word meaning to keep on the straight and narrow, to guide or direct, to rule or govern.
A regime is a manner or system of rule or government. These days it is often used disparagingly.
A regimen is a course of diet, exercise, or other form of behaviour designed to improve your health. These days …