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WHEN I USE A WORD..

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7058.673a (Published 14 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:673
  1. 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 …

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