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Pronunciation: man'te-nants


  1. A therapeutic regimen intended to preserve benefit.
  2. The extent to which the patient continues good health practices without supervision, incorporating them into a general lifestyle.

[M.E., fr O.Fr., fr. Mediev. L. manuteneo, to hold in the hand]

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