Dinitrophenol


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Sports medicine—Body-building A potent non-selective inhibitor of oxidative phosphorylation, which results in increased metabolism and increased body temperature, and has been used illegally for weight control
Toxicology Any of a family of compounds used in weed control and, at one time, for weight control, which may cause death due to the uncoupling of mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation, resulting in increased body temperature, rapid breathing, tachycardia, nausea, flushed skin, cyanosis, collapse, coma; dinitrophenol poisoning causes rapid death or recovery in 24 hours
Management Ice baths, O2, correct fluid and electrolyte imbalances
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Leeds University student Sarah Houston, 23, a bulimia sufferer, was found dead in her bedroom in the city after secretly taking dinitrophenol, known as DNP, in September last year.
1933 - Dinitrophenol is marketed as Corpu-lean, Formula 39 and Slim.
The world police agency has raised the alarm with forces in 190 countries after the toxic pesticide dinitrophenol was linked to the death of student Eloise Parry, and also left a Frenchman critically ill.
The agency has raised the alarm over the toxic pesticide dinitrophenol, which is also thought to have left a Frenchman critically ill.
A study of 567 agricultural workers in France that evaluated exposure to any pesticide, three pesticide classes, or 13 herbicide families, using no exposure to the pesticide class/family in question as the reference, reported positive associations between depression and exposure to herbicides in general and dinitrophenol herbicides, but not exposure to any pesticide, fungicides, insecticides, or the other 12 herbicide families (Weisskopf et al.
To quantify target and competitor PCR products separately, amplification products are labeled during PCR with DIG and dinitrophenol (DNP), respectively.
Fiona Parry was speaking after yesterday's inquest into her troubled 21-year-old daughter's death, which was caused by an accidental overdose of unlicensed 'slimming tablets' containing the toxic substance Dinitrophenol (DNP).
The Health Products Regulatory Agency said his death is related to the "suspected consumption" of a product containing Dinitrophenol (DNP), an industrial chemical used in weight-loss aids.