Steroid intermediate basal levels and responses to ACTH-stimulation. Although SPPOPA and PA girls had DHEA basal levels and responses and 17-hydroxypregneneolone responses elevated for age, the three groups did not differ in their basal levels or adrenal responses to ACTH. Prepubertal (PRE) reference range shown for comparison . Note different scales for basal and stimulated steroid intermediates. Error bars depict SEM. Abbreviations not otherwise used: 17-PREG (17-hydroxypregnenolone); Cmpd S (11-deoxycortisol).