sicca cell treatment
A quack permutation of stem cell therapy of mid-20th century vintage, which consisted of injections of freeze-dried cells of bovine and ovine fetal origin.
Proponents of the therapy believed that the injected fetal cells migrated to target organs where they unloaded biochemical substrate, enzymes and all ilk of wondrous humours, revitalising the end organs and tissues, preventing dastardly disease–e.g., cancer and genetic faux pas–e.g., Down syndrome. Downsides of SCT include anaphylactic and allergic reactions. Peer reviews have panned the panacea and nixed the nostrum. Sicca cell therapy is regarded as dangerous.
Synonyms Cell therapy, dry cell, fetal cell therapy