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Citation: contre-coup
Language: French
References: The Fortune of War, page 245
Meaning: lit.: repercussion


In English medical usage, this refers to brain damage on the opposite side to where an injury occurred, caused by the impact of the moving brain tissue on the inside of the hard skull.

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