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  • n  a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead
  • n  the butt of a marijuana cigarette
  • n  street names for flunitrazepan
  • n  any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
  • n  European freshwater food fish having a greenish back
  • v  comb (hair) into a roach
  • v  cut the mane off (a horse)

  • A robotic roach interacts with real roaches.
  • Veteran roach-watchers have a more mundane explanation.
  • Instead of a signature, the writer taped a dead roach to the bottom of the letter.
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  • Dr. Roach: Reducing salt intake eases high blood pressure
    Dear Dr. Roach: I have type II diabetes and high blood pressure, which I generally keep below 130/80 with medication. My doctor is concerned about my salt intake.
    June 15, 2013 - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
  • Dr. Roach: Vascular dementia differs from Alzheimer's disease
    Dear Dr. Roach: My husband, age 84, has vascular dementia. How does this differ from other forms of dementia? What is the time frame for progression of this illness? - P.M.
    June 15, 2013 - Marshfield News Herald
  • Dr. Roach: There is help for those with Parkinson's disease
    Dear Dr. Roach: A friend of mine has Parkinson's disease. She is 90 years old and has been very active for her age, but recently she has not enjoyed life as much as she had. What do you know about Parkinson's? Are there any cures or relief? - W.W.
    June 13, 2013 - Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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