Like aspirin, the chemical dInitrophenol uncouples oxidative phosphorylation. DNP is illegal as a weight-reducing drug. DNP can easily be purchased on the Internet. DNP poisoning is diagnosed on the basis of high fevers (up to 108°F or 42.2°C) that may disrupt enzyme systems, agitation and yellowish discoloration of skin, mucosa and internal organs. Target populations include bodybuilders, children and other persons who wish to loose weight (PMID 21739343)

Last update : 26/09/2015