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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n.-Injury of one part of an organ (as the brain) as a result of the transmitted shock from a blow on the opposite side.

Usage examples (9)
  • "He's sustained what's known as a contrecoup injury to his frontal lobe, with bleeding, bruising and swelling in the area that governs personality, decision making and...
  • There's contrecoup damage to the brain that suggests acceleration.
  • Yesterday on Public Radio International's show "The Next Big Thing" she said she wanted to bring three obscure words into use and tried to bribe John Linnell of the group "They...
  • It provides upgraded helmet pads which reduce coup-contrecoup brain injuries. for more
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