Antibiotics or antibacterials are a type o antimicrobial uised specifically against bacteria,[1][2] an are eften uised in medical treatment o bacterial infections.[1]

Testin the susceptibility o Staphylococcus aureus tae antibiotics bi the Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion method – antibiotics diffuse frae antibiotic-containin disks an inhibit growth o S. aureus, resultin in a zone o inhibeetion.


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