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 for contrecoup
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Contrecoup \Con`tre*coup"\, n. [F., fr. contre (L. contra) +
     coup a blow.] (med.)
     A concussion or shock produced by a blow or other injury, in
     a part or region opposite to that at which the blow is
     received, often causing rupture or disorganisation of the
     parts affected.
     [1913 Webster]

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